Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 29

In Greene County district court, attorney Angela L. Campbell, who is the court appointed attorney for Jeremy Joe Orfield, 27, of Jefferson, filed a motion for a retrial.

A jury on July 25 found Orfield not guilty of sex abuse- second degree and lascivious acts with a child- solicitation. The jury found him guilty of indecent contact with a child. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of two years and a fine up to $6,250. He would also be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for an additional 10 years.

Orfield was released to the supervision of his father pending sentencing.

In the motion for retrial, attorney Campbell argues that particular  hearsay evidence should not have been admitted, and that the prosecution failed to prove a sexual purpose in Orfield’s action. The motion will be heard Sept. 11.

Brandon Duong, 30, of Jefferson was sentenced Aug. 28  to five days in jail on a charge of public intoxication and five days in jail on a charge of disorderly conduct. He was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge on each of the charges. Court costs were $140. Duong was originally charged with possess or carry dangerous weapon while under the influence. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)

Kelsy Diane Jean Reed, 27, of Jefferson was sentenced Aug. 22 to two years in prison after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of harassment- first degree. The prison term was suspended and she was placed on probation for two years. She must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at her own expense. She was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of assault on person in certain occupation. She  was sentenced to 10 days in jail on that charge. Reed was also fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of assault- serious. She was sentenced to four days in jail on that charge. The jail terms are consecutive. She must pay restitution up to $1,200 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $423.50. A charge of burglary- first degree was dismissed. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Rodney James Blackmon, 24, of Jefferson was sentenced to 10 days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of driving while license barred. He will receive credit for time served in Guthrie County, where he is currently incarcerated on charges in that county. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. The court also found Blackmon is unable to pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees or court costs because of his incarceration. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Justin Joe Downs, 33, of Churdan was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of criminal mischief- fourth degree. He must also pay a $125 LEI and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Carla Rachel Lehrkamp, 36, of  Scranton was sentenced to six days in jail after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. She must pay sheriff’s fees for the time she serves. She must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation she has already completed, and she must complete a community college drinking drivers school. She may complete the Des Moines Area Community College 48-hour alcohol education program in lieu of two days of the jail sentence. Lehrkamp was also fined $1250 with a $437.5 surcharge; one-half of the fine and surcharge will be waived if she obtains a temporary restricted driver’s license. She must pay a $10 drug abuse resistance education (DARE) surcharge and $100 court costs.

Persons pleaded not guilty in district court as follows: Curtis Wesley Jurgensen, 58, of Woodward, possession of marijuana- second offense; Logan Eric Warland, 29, of Fort Dodge, burglary- third degree (motor vehicle)- two counts; Carl William Hale, 65, of Jefferson, stalking; Ashley Nicole Paulsen, 21, of Perry, OWI- third degree and child endangerment (three counts); and Shawn Allen Ellsbury, 51, of Boone, harassment- first degree. Trial dates were sent for Oct. 1 for Warland and Hale, and Nov. 5 for Jurgensen, Paulsen, and Ellsbury.

Cases were initiated as follows: Logan Lee Staley, 28,of Webster City, burglary- third degree and theft- second degree; Daryn Joseph Mallory, 54, of Jefferson, OWI- second offense; Allen Gentry, 34, of Mountain City, TN, sex abuse- third degree; and Beth Anne Laurent, 48, of Des Moines, theft- second degree.

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