Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 22

In Greene County district court Gregory Jay Hampton, 53, of Johnston was sentenced to two days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. He must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation he has already undergone, and he must also complete a community college drinking drivers school. He may complete the Des Moines Area Community College 48-hour alcohol education program in lieu of the jail time and the community college school. Hampton was fined $1,250 with a $437.50 surcharge and a $10 drug abuse resistance education (DARE) surcharge. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Adam Michael Winger, 38, of Jefferson, possession of a controlled substance- third of subsequent offense; Cayleb Anthony Walker, 25, of Coon Rapids, assault causing bodily injury or mental illness; Juan Carlos Jimenez, 23, of Scranton, possession of marijuana; Thomas Richard Langford, 52, of Dana, OWI- first offense; Elisha Marie Mischke, 38, of Jefferson, false report of indictable offense to public entity and unlawful possession of prescription drug; Michael William Caraher, 27, of Jefferson, OWI- first offense; and Sheila R. Madson, 56, of Jefferson, OWI- first offense. Trial dates were set for May 14 for Winger, Walker, Jimenez, and Langford. Trial dates were set for April 9 for Mischke, Caraher and Madson.

Cases were initiated as follows: Brent Eugene Leon Allen, 33,of Clarinda, theft- fourth degree; Douglas Duane Owen, 36, of Churdan, driving while license barred; and Kylene Suzanne Rabourne, 40, of Grand Junction, theft- third degree.

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