In Greene County district court Jason A. Thede, 48, of Jefferson was sentenced June 14 to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of assault-simple, amended from assault causing bodily injury or mental illness. The jail sentence was suspended and he was placed on informal probation for one year. Thede was fined $100 with a $35 surcharge. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)
Justin Jeffrey Baker, 32, of Grand Junction was sentenced to one year in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of carrying weapon. The jail term was suspended and he was placed on informal probation for one year. Baker was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: McCarville)
Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Ronald Lynn Becker, 48, of Boone, eluding nd driving while license barred; Roger Allen Burnie Jr, 33, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana- second offense and child endangerment (three counts); Amelia Marie Kennedy, 34, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and child endangerment (three counts); and James Michael Gorman, 50, of New York, NY, operating while intoxicated- first offense and possession of marijuana. Trial dates were set for Aug. 27 in every case.
Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Patricia Lynn Monthei, 51, of Panora, OWI- third offense; and John Taylor Roberts, 20, of Grand Junction, criminal mischief- fourth degree (four counts).