Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 14

In Greene County district court Douglas Joseph Strang, 62, of West Des Moines was sentenced Nov. 8 to two years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- second offense. All but seven days of the prison time was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He must complete a community college drinking drivers school, and he must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. He may complete the Des Moines Area Community College 48-hour alcohol education program in lieu of two days of the jail time. Strang was fined $1,875 with a $656.25 surcharge; one-half will be waived if he obtains a temporary restricted driver’s license. He must also pay a $10 drug abuse resistance education (DARE) surcharge and $304.86 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)

Justin Harvey, 18, of Grand Junction was granted a deferred judgment after he entered an Alford plea to a charge of criminal mischief- fifth degree, amended from criminal mischief- third degree aiding and abetting. In entering an Alford plea a defendant does not admit committing a crime, but believes that given the facts in the county attorney’s information, a jury would find him guilty of the crime. Harvey will be on probation to Boone/Greene County Probation for one year. A civil penalty of $65 was suspended. He must pay $425 victim restitution, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, up to $1,200 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, and $632.72 court costs. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Johnnie Richard Phipps, 38, of Ames was sentenced to two years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of driving while license barred. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for one year. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. Charges of possession of marijuana- third or subsequent offense and child endangerment were dismissed. A charge in magistrate court of possession of drug paraphernalia was also dismissed. Court costs were $203. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Daryn Joseph Mallory, 54, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of OWI-second offense. All but seven days of the prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He must complete a community college drinking drivers school, and he must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. Mallory was fined $1,875 with a $656.25 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $10 DARE surcharge and restitution for his court appointed attorney’s to be determined but not more than $1,400. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Persons pleaded not guilty in district court as follows: Caitlyn Day, 27, of Paton, criminal mischief- third degree; Kole Alexander Higgins, 25, of Grand Junction, burglary- third degree and theft- second degree; Richard Dean Finch, 83, of Jefferson, OWI- first offense; Shane Christopher Jewett, 43, of Paton, OWI- second offense; and Marlene Eleanor Anderson, 50, of Ralston, OWI- first offense. Trial dates were set for Jan. 28 in every case.

Cases were initiated in district as follows: David Allan Holley, 50, of Scranton, possession of marijuana- second offense; April L. Hose, 42, of Churdan, possession of marijuana; George Jason Zepp, 48, of Jefferson, possession of marijuana- second offense; Kayden Allen Nelson, 18, of Carroll, possession of marijuana and operating motor vehicle without owner’s consent; Thomas Alexander Oyres, 40, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine; Michael Allen Clement, 58, of Boone, possession of marijuana; Cristian Remberto Paniagua, 24, of Jefferson, possession of marijuana; Michael Joseph Hofbauer, 36, of Coon Rapids, OWI- first offense; Gary Wayne Lincoln, 60, of Dexter, OWI- first offense; Kaleb Lee Lentz, 25, of Scranton, OWI- first offense; Charles Andrew Kaufman, 55, of Perry, possession of marijuana- third or subsequent offense and possession of methamphetamine; and Joseph Zavier Lay, 45, of Boone, driving while license revoked.

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