Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 16

In Greene County district court Gary Lee Bundy Jr, 45, of Jamaica was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge after he pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to a charge of theft- fourth degree, amended from theft- third degree. He must also pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $350.25 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, $425 victim restitution, and $322.30 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 16

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Aug. 16

In Greene County magistrate court Amanda Andrean Abrams of Panora was granted a deferred judgment Aug. 13 after she pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was placed on self probation for six months. A judgment was entered for a $65 civil penalty. She must also pay $100 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees and $95 court costs. A charge in district court of possession of marijuana- second offense was dismissed with court costs assessed to the state as part of a plea agreement. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending Aug. 16

Sheriff’s report

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

Monday, Aug. 20: At 10:57 am a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with a theft in the 600 block of N. Olive St. At 6:34 pm a deputy investigated a report of cattle on the railroad tracks at County Road P-46 (W Ave) and Highway 30 east of Grand Junction. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Police blotter

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

Monday, Aug. 20: At 11:52 am a complainant reported the theft of 10 vehicle batteries from the 900 block of E. Lincoln Way and the theft of electricity in the 600 block of N. Olive St. The same suspect is involved in both cases. The officer is investigating. At 2:37 pm staff at Hy-Vee provided video to an officer in connection with a theft of alcohol there. At 6:16 pm an officer investigated a backing accident at Casey’s General Store. Continue reading Police blotter

Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 9

In Greene County district court Rexo Lucas Mackey, 38, of Gueda Springs, KS, was sentenced Aug. 6 to one year in jail after he pleaded guilty to one county of identity theft. All but 30 days of the jail time was suspended and he was place on probation for two years. He must pay sheriff’s room and board fees for the time he serves. Mackey was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay $1,002.81 victim restitution  and $750 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $1,075.76. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 9

Fatal motorcycle accident on E-53 west of Jefferson

A Scranton man was killed Thursday evening when his Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with an SUV west of Jefferson.

According to an Iowa State Patrol accident report, Donald Daniel, 46, of Scranton was westbound on County Road E-53 driving a 2015 Harley Davidson FXSB at 7:26 pm. Emily Perrien, 28, of Coon Rapids was northbound on County Road P-14 driving a 2012 GMS Terrain. Their vehicles collided in the intersection and came to rest there. Continue reading Fatal motorcycle accident on E-53 west of Jefferson

Exline sentenced to 75 years in prison

Judge calls crimes were “as serious as any crime you can possibly commit

James Exline, 47, was sentenced in Greene County district court Monday to a total of 75 years in prison for the sex abuse of his daughter Paige Exline. Judge James Drew, who presided over the jury trial in Waverly in June in which he was found guilty of sex abuse- second degree and sex abuse- third degree, sentenced Exline to a time not to exceed 50 years in prison on the first charge and a time not to exceed 25 years on the second charge. The sentences are consecutive. Continue reading Exline sentenced to 75 years in prison

Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 2

In Greene County district court Shane Christopher Jewett, 42, of Paton was sentenced July 30 to 60 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic abuse assault, amended from domestic abuse assault impeding air/blood flow. All but two days of the jail time was suspended and he was placed on informal probation for one year. The jail time he serves is concurrent to jail time in a sentence for operating while intoxicated. He must complete a batterers education program at his own expense. Jewett was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge and a $100 domestic abuse surcharge. He must pay up to $600 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $535.76 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 2

Exline sentencing delayed

Motion for new trial to be heard

The sentencing of James Exline, who was found guilty June 7 of sex abuse against his 12-year-old daughter, has been delayed from the Aug. 6 date set in Greene County district court.

Exline could face up to 75 years in prison after a Bremer County jury found him guilty of sex abuse- second degree and sex abuse- third degree. Sentencing was to be Aug. 6. Continue reading Exline sentencing delayed

Rippey man in head-on collision on Hwy 20

A Rippey man was involved in a fatal head-on collision July 31 on Highway 20 east of Correctionville in Woodbury County.

The accident occurred at 1:56 pm. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Matthew William McNeill, 29, of Rippey was westbound on Highway 20 driving a 2011 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer owned by McNeill Trucking, LLC, hauling hazardous material. Continue reading Rippey man in head-on collision on Hwy 20