In Greene County district court Heather Marguerite Schulz, 32, of Algona was sentenced to a total of five years in prison after she pleaded guilty to two counts of identity theft and one count of theft- fourth degree. She was sentenced to two years in prison on each of the identity theft charges and one year in prison on the theft charges. The terms are consecutive, but concurrent to sentences in a Kossuth County case for similar criminal activity.
Schulz was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge on the identity theft charges; the fines and surcharges were suspended. She must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge on both counts. She is jointly and severally liable with Mark Mendenhall for $82.81 victim restitution in one case and $229.62 victim restitution on the other.
On the theft charge, she was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge and a $125 LEI surcharge. She is jointly and severally liable with Mendenhall for $37.51 victim restitution in that case. Court costs totaled $644.58. Three counts of theft- third degree were dismissed. (Sentencing: Honorable Gina C. Badding)
Marcia Kay Lowe, 56, of Yale was sentenced to five years in prison April 13 after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana- third or subsequent offense. The prison term will be suspended after she serves two days in jail. She will be on probation to the Iowa Department of Correctional Services for two years. She must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at her own expense. Lowe was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge; both were suspended. She must pay a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE) and a $125 LEI surcharge. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)
Allyssa Marie Luke, 26, of Kensett was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge after she pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- fifth degree, amended from theft- fourth degree. She must pay a $125 LEI surcharge. She is jointly and severally liable with Scott Luke for $412 victim restitution. Court costs were $176. (Sentencing: McCarville)
Craig Antony Knobbe, 50, of Carroll was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- 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. He must also complete a state-approved 12-hour impaired drivers education course at his own expense. Knobbe must pay a $1,250 civil penalty; one-half will be waived if he obtains a temporary restricted license. (Sentencing: McCarville)
Joshua Geigle, 28, of Jefferson was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of supplying alcohol to person under legal age. He will be on probation to Greene/Boone County Probation for one year. He must pay a $315 civil penalty and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: McCarville)
Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignment as follows: Jason Dean Smits, 37, of Jefferson, driving while license barred; Leeroy Dominic Steadman III, 18, of Churdan, telephone dissemination of obscene material to minor; Christopher Brian Long, 27, of Jefferson, possession of marijuana; and Jimmy Dale Gibbons, 53, of Des Moines, possession of methamphetamine- third or subsequent offense. Trial dates were set for July 21 for Smits and Long, and for Aug. 25 for Steadman and Gibbons.
Cases were initiated in Greene County district court as follows: Jared Andrew Krause, 21, of Carroll, OWI- first offense; Jacob D. Vreugdenhil, 23, of Grand Junction, driving while license barred; and George Joseph Glasgow, 48, of Grand Junction, domestic abuse assault- third or subsequent offense.