In Greene County district court Michelle Lynn Anderson, 45, of Mitchellville was sentenced to two 2-year prison terms after she changed her plea to guilty to two counts of identity theft less than $1,000. The prison terms are concurrent to each other and to prison terms in Marion and Polk County cases. Anderson was fined $625 with a $227.50 surcharge on each count; the fines and surcharges were suspended but she must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge on each count. She must also pay $665.32 total victim restitution. The court found her unable to pay restitution for her court appointed attorneyâ€™s fees and court costs. Charges of theft- fourth degree and forgery were dismissed. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)
Ryan James Brown, 47, of Jefferson was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- fifth degree, amended from theft- fourth degree. The jail term was suspended; if he eventually is required to serve the term it will be consecutive to a jail term in another Greene County case. He was placed on informal probation for one year. Brown was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge. He must also pay a $125 LEI surcharge and $258.98 court costs. (Sentencing: McCarville)
Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Joshua Leo LeClair, 35, of Churdan, domestic abuse assault- third or subsequent offense; Daniel Joseph Tasler, 28, of Jefferson, child endangerment causing serious injury; and Trevor William Lawton, 26, of Jefferson, fraudulent practices- third degree. A trial date of March 3 was set for Tasler, and of April 7 for LeClair and Lawton.
Information is available since the return of an arrest warrant that Amanda Ruth Breckinridge, 31, of Mingo has been charged with burglary- third degree (motor vehicle) and unauthorized use of credit less than $1,500. A warrant was issued for her arrest Aug. 20 and returned Jan. 27.
Cases were initiated in district court during the week ending Feb. 7 as follows: James Edward Inman, 39, of Boone, forgery (eight counts), theft- second degree and ongoing criminal conduct; Juan Angel Guzman, 32, of Jefferson, theft- fourth degree, and in a separate case, operating while intoxicated- first offense; Devin Julian Villalobos, 18, of Jefferson, sex abuse- third degree; James Leon Cunningham, 45, of Jefferson, unauthorized use of credit less than $1,500 Melinda Louise Weltha, 44, of Grand Junction, driving while license revoked; Craig Anthony Knobbe, 50, of Carroll, OWI- first offense; Terry Ryan Anschutz, 24, of Scranton, OWI- first offense; Jacob Alexander Roby, 22, of Boone, possession of marijuana- first offense; Nicholas Weber, 19, of Jefferson, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver; Jason William Kruse, 26, of Nevada, driving while license barred; Courtney Kern, 33, of Jamaica, driving while license barred; Rick Eugene Tuhn, 58, of Grand Junction, driving while license barred; Johnathon Wayne Sprague, 16, of Jefferson, false report of indictable offense to public entity; and Craig Russell Louk, 60, of Jefferson, OWI- first offense.