In Greene County district court Elisha Zechariah Hiram Ward, 19, of Jefferson was granted a deferred judgment April 12 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal mischief- third degree, amended from criminal mischief- second degree. He was placed on informal probation for two years. A judgment was entered for a $625 civil penalty and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. Ward is jointly and severally liable for $4,755.08 victim restitution. A charge of trespass causing damage more than $200 was dismissed. Court costs were $180. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)
Thomas Noah Gannon, 19, of Rippey was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicate- first offense. He was placed on informal probation for one year. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense, and he must complete a community college drinking driverâ€™s school. A judgment was entered for a civil penalty of $1,250; one-half the penalty will be waived if he obtains a temporary restricted driverâ€™s license. Court costs were $173. (Sentencing: McCarville)
Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Douglas Duane Owen, 37, of Churdan, driving while license barred, two separate cases; Shawn Robert Clark, 43, of Stuart, theft- second degree; Jason A. Thede, 47, of Jefferson, assault causing bodily injury or mental illness; Taylor James King, 26, of Des Moines, possession of marijuana; Bruce Lee Greer, 36, of Scranton, OWI- second offense; and Roderick Alan Klampe II, 27, of Carroll, burglary- second degree, criminal mischief- fourth degree, carrying weapons, and possess or carry dangerous weapon while under the influence. A trial date was set for May 14 for Owen and June 18 for all other defendants.
Cases were initiated in district court as follows: John Henry Sabus, 44, of Churdan, domestic abuse assault impeding air/blood flow causing bodily injury; Martin John Tolsdorf, 54, of Grand Junction, possession of methamphetamine- third or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of prescription drug; Juan Carlos Delgado Ramos, 41, of Alta, OWI- first offense; and Joshua Harold Gingery, 34, of Adaza, domestic abuse assault- second offense.
Information is available since the return of an arrest warrant that Anthony Scott Gray, 33, of Jefferson has been charged with theft- second degree. The warrant was issued Feb. 10 and returned April 18.
Information is available since the return of an arrest warrant that Hayley Lynn Brown, 26, of Jefferson has been charged with possession of marijuana- second offense. The warrant was issued March 20 and returned April 12.