Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 15

Three defendants to serve time

In Greene County district court Rodney Dean Halterman, 19, of Jefferson was sentenced Aug. 5 to a term not to exceed 25 years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty in June to a charge of distribution of a controlled substance to a person under age 18. He must serve a minimum of five years, with the prison term concurrent to prison time in two Story County felony cases. However, the prison sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years. Halterman must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge and a $10 drug abuse resistance education (DARE) surcharge. The judge ruled Halterman is unable to pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees or court costs. Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 15

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Aug. 15

In Greene County magistrate court cases were initiated during the week ending Aug. 15 as follows: John Emery Welch of Grand Junction, assault; Janon Lezlie Olson of Jefferson, theft- fifth degree; Brianne Kara Wolf of Grand Junction, assault; and Luke Stephen Peter Pettey of Des Moines, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police blotter

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

Wednesday, Aug. 21: Routine activity reported.

Tuesday, Aug. 20: At 8:17 am staff at Fareway reported a male had passed a counterfeit $100 bill there on 08/19. A suspect was provided to the officer. Charges are pending the completion of the investigation. At 8:24 am Jefferson public works employees located a small baggy of suspected marijuana at Russell Park. The officer field tested the green leafy substance, which tested positive for marijuana. The items will be destroyed by the officer. ***** Arrest warrants have been issued in connection with an investigation that began 7/09 at Wild Rose Casino. Items had been removed from a purse in a vehicle in the parking lot and the victim’s credit card had been used. Warrants are requested for Amanda Ruth Breckenridge, 30, of Ankeny for burglary- third degree (aggravated misdemeanor), unauthorized use of a credit card (aggravated misdemeanor) and theft- fifth degree (simple misdemeanor)*. Continue reading Police blotter

Sheriff’s report

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

Tuesday, Aug. 20: At 2:35 am a deputy investigated a single vehicle rollover accident near the intersection of Highway 30 and Y Ave east of Grand Junction. A Boone County deputy was first at the scene and assisted. Dalton Zachariah Haggerty, 24, of Page, FL, was eastbound when he reached down for an item and lost control of his vehicle. The deputy noticed the vehicle had left tires marks in the south ditch, then it went across into the other lane and into the north ditch where it rolled onto its passenger’s side. The driver showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for suspicion of operating while intoxicated*. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 7

In Greene County district court Tyler John Tassell, 40, of Carroll pleaded not guilty Aug.1 to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. A trial date was set for Oct. 1.

Information is available since the return of an arrest warrant that Logan Eric Warland, 29, of Fort Dodge has been charged with two counts of burglary- third degree (motor vehicle). The warrant was issued June 14 and returned Aug. 7. Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 7

Greene County district court, July 18-31

In Greene County district court Randy Isaiah Johnson, 26, of Carroll was sentenced to two days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana- second offense. The jail sentence was suspended and he was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. Johnson was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $600 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, and $60 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, July 18-31

Sheriff’s report – July 2019

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

Wednesday, July 31: At 2 pm the sheriff investigated a reported theft in Grand Junction. At 4:09 pm a deputy investigated a complaint of harassment in Grand Junction. At 11:08 pm a deputy investigated a car-deer accident on Highway 4 near 250th St south of Jefferson. Shannon Funcke, 48, of Jamaica struck a deer with her 2012 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, causing an estimated $2,000 in damage to the vehicle. Continue reading Sheriff’s report – July 2019

Police blotter – July 2019

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

Wednesday, July 31: At 5:44 pm a complainant advised he located three male juveniles sitting in is vehicle in the 300 block of E. Madison St. He had chased the boys off before the officer arrived. The officer is investigating the event. At 7:01 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the Dairy Queen parking lot. A 2004 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck owned by Robert Irlbeck of Templeton was parked on the west side of the lot. Another patron witnessed a vehicle back into Irlbeck’s vehicle and drive away. The patron gave the officer a vehicle description and plate number for the vehicle. The officer located the 2002 Ford Taurus at the owner’s residence. Kyle Otto advised he was unaware he had struck a vehicle before leaving Dairy Queen. The Irlbeck vehicle had a reported $1,500in damages, while the Otto vehicle had a reported $500 in damages. No citations were issued as the accident occurred on private property. Continue reading Police blotter – July 2019

Greene County district court, week ending July 17

In Greene County district court Anthony Charles Lange, 37, of Ankeny was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of burglary- third degree. The jail time is concurrent to jail terms in six Polk County Cases. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge and $25 victim restitution. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending July 17

Greene County magistrate court, week ending July 17

In Greene County magistrate court Jeffrey D. Sprague of Jefferson was found guilty at a trial July 17 of harassment- third degree. He was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge. Court costs were $297.36.

A judgment was entered against Marry Jone Eh of Des Moines on a charge of trespass- casino self-exclusion. She was fined $200 with a $70 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. Court costs were $60. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending July 17