Greene County district court, week ending Jan. 10

In Greene County district court a judgment was entered Jan. 10
against Jeremy J. Hamilton, 31,of Jefferson after he pleaded guilty to a charge
of reckless driving, amended from operating while intoxicated- first offense. He
was fined $200 with a $70 surcharge. Court costs were $60. (Sentencing: Honorable
Joseph B. McCarville)


Nathaniel James Biggart, 21, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized use of credit card less than $1,000. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. As part of his probation he must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. Biggart was  fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. He must also pay $600 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $143.72 court costs. One count of unauthorized use of credit card less than $1,000 was dismissed. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignment as follows: Anthony Charles Lange, 37, of Ankeny, burglary- third degree; Travis Christopher Fincel, 44, of Grand Junction, theft- fourth degree; Candice Marie Ortiz, 31, of  Grand Junction, domestic  abuse assault display or use  weapon, possession of methamphetamine; Gregory Jay Hampton, 54, of Johnston, OWI- first offense; Tyler James Smits, 26, of Jefferson,  domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness; Kelsy Diane Jean Reed, 27, of Jefferson, assault causing bodily injury or mental illness, assault on persons in certain occupation, harassment- first degree, burglary- first degree; Thomas Noah Gannon, 19, of Rippey, OWI- first offense; Daryn Joseph Mallory, 53, of Jefferson, drug distribution violation to person younger than 18 (two counts), possession of marijuana, supply alcohol to person under legal age; and Beth Anne Laurent, 48, of Grand Junction, theft- second degree. Trial dates were set for  March 5 in every case.

Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Steven Bret Wetzel,49, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine; Keenan Lee Olson, 20, of Coon Rapids, carrying weapons; and Juan Carlos Jimenez, 23, of Scranton, possession of marijuana.

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