Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 15

Noah Exline, 21, of Jefferson was sentenced Feb. 11 in Greene County district court to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent contact with a child, amended from lascivious acts with a child. He was also charged with seven counts of sex abuse- second degree. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He will be in the custody of the Iowa Department of Corrections for 10 years, beginning under supervision as if on parole or work release. Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 15

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Feb. 15

In Greene County magistrate court Carlos Vega Ramirez o Denison was sentenced to two days in jail on a charge of public intoxication. The sentence was suspended and he was place on informal probation for one year. A judgment was entered for a $100 fine with a $35 surcharge. Vega Ramirez must also pay $300 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $60 court costs.

Sheriff’s report

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:

Thursday, Feb. 21: At 11:03 am the sheriff, a deputy, and Jefferson firefighters responded to log skidder that was on fire in the 1800 block of Redwood Ave in Franklin Township. The fire started in the dash of the vehicle and was determined to be a electrical fire. The piece of equipment was a total loss. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Police blotter

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Jefferson police department:

Thursday, Feb. 21: ***** An arrest warrant has been requested for Lauren Marie Verle Schulte, 24, of Jefferson for assault on a peace officer (serious misdemeanor)*. The charge stems from an incident at Greene County Medical Center on 2/15. Continue reading Police blotter

Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 8

In Greene County district court persons pleaded not guilty at arraignment as follows: Daniel Eduardo Westrum, 41 of Des Moines, theft- second degree (habitual offender) and forgery (habitual offender; and Brandon Duong, 29, of Jefferson, possess or carry dangerous weapon while under influence. Trial dates were set for April 9 for both defendants. Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 8

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Feb. 8

In Greene County magistrate court Denise Katherine Beadle of Jefferson was sentenced to two days in jail after she pleaded guilty to contempt of court, amended from violation of a protective order. She must pay sheriff’s room and board fees for the time she serves. Court costs were $60.

Cases were initiated as follows: Austin Easterlie of Yale, theft- fifth degree; and Adam John Taylor Hopkins of Jefferson, domestic abuse assault.

Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 1

In Greene County district court Robert Alan Fry, 55, of Jefferson was sentenced Jan. 29 to 10 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, amended from driving while license revoked, and interference with official acts, amended from interference with official acts causing bodily injury. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail on the operating charge, with credit for time served except for two days. He was also sentenced on a probation violation charge on an older case. In that case, he was sentenced to 253 days in jail, with credit for 251 days already served. The two remaining days of jail time are concurrent. Fry was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge; both were suspended. Fry must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE), and $1,035.54 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 1

Greene County district court, week ending Jan. 25

In Greene County district court Katelynn Jean Fees, 21, of Jamaica was granted a deferred judgment Jan. 22 after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana. She will be on informal probation for one year, and she must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at her own expense. She must pay a $315 civil penalty with a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $600 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees, and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)

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