Greene County district court, week ending June 21

In Greene County district court Nathaniel Brown, 51, of Scranton was sentenced June 20 to two days in jail after changing his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. He must pay a room and board fee for the time he serves. He must complete the recommendations of a drug abuse evaluation he has already undergone, and he must complete a community college driving drivers school. He may complete the Des Moines Area Community College 48-hour alcohol education program in lieu of the jail time and drinking drivers school. Brown was fined $1,250 with a $475.50 surcharge, a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE), $600 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending June 21

Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 21

In Greene County magistrate court disposition was entered June 20 in a case against Jessica Ann Marie Kelton of Jefferson on a charge of interference with official acts. Kelton was fined $100 with a $35 surcharge; both were suspended. She must pay restitution not to exceed $300 for her court appointed attorney’s fees and $60 court costs. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 21

Police blotter

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

Sunday, June 24: At 4:30 pm a complainant reported subjects taking items without permission from a residence in the 200 block of E. Adams St. The officer is investigating.

Saturday, June 23: Routine activity reported. Continue reading Police blotter

Greene County district court, week ending June

In Greene County district court Adam James Stilson, 20, of Polk City was granted a deferred judgment June 8 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of aid or abet threatening intimidation with a dangerous weapon. He was placed on probation for two years. A civil penalty of $750 was suspended. Stilson must pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees not to exceed $2,000, victim restitution to be determined, and $182.54 court costs. Charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon to injure/provoke fear, harassment- first degree, criminal mischief- third degree, and reckless use of firearm causing property damage were dismissed. The charges are the result of a shooting 12/03/2017 in the neighborhood of W. Lincoln Way and Pinet St. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending June

Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 14

District court judge the Honorable Joseph B. McCarville on June 8 sentenced Courtney Lynn Morlan of Jefferson to seven days in jail after she pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- fifth degree in magistrate court. She must pay sheriff’s room and board charges for the time she serves. She was also fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and $60 court costs. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 14

Sheriff’s report

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

Thursday, June 21: At 7:19 am a deputy investigated cattle out in the school parking lot in Churdan. At 9:40 am a deputy tried to locate cattle on the Union Pacific railroad track near T Ave in Junction Township. At 12 pm a deputy investigated a theft in the 2000 block of T Ave in Washington Township. At 11:24 pm a deputy checked into a low hanging power line in Paton. At 6:44 pm a deputy investigated a hit and run accident on the Raccoon River bridge on Highway 30 near County Road P-14 west of Jefferson. An unknown driver lost a trailer he was towing; the trailer struck the guard rails on the bridge causing an estimated $3,000 in damage to the rails. The trailer had no registration or identifying numbers. At 8:22 pm the sheriff and a deputy investigated an assault in the 200 block of Seventh St in Grand Junction. At 11:09 pm the sheriff investigated a harassment complaint in the 200 block of Paton St in Paton. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Jame Exline guilty of two counts of sex abuse

In a jury trial moved to the Bremer County courthouse in Waverly, James Hubert Exline, 47, of Jefferson was found guilty June 6 of one count of sex abuse sex abuse- second degree and one county of sex abuse- third degree.

Jury selection began Monday. After hearing testimony on Tuesday, the jury deliberated for 45 minutes before reaching a unanimous verdict Wednesday. Continue reading Jame Exline guilty of two counts of sex abuse

Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 7

Cases were initiated in magistrate court during the week ending June 7 as follows: Ryan Michael Vaughn of Farnhamville, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Persons paid fines for scheduled traffic violations during the week ending June 7 as follows: Shane Christopher Jewett of Paton, open container of alcohol (driver), $200; *Jorge Octavio of Omaha, NE, no valid driver’s license, $200; *Steven Harold Murpy of Jefferson, failure to maintain control, $100; and Garret Lane McDowell of Jefferson, use of electronic device while driving, $30. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 7

Greene County district court, week ending May 31

In Greene County district court Bradley Keith Langfitt, 47, of Dana was sentenced to 10 days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine. The jail time 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. His driver’s license was revoked for 180 days. Langfitt was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge, a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE) and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending May 31

Drug charges filed against driver in crash that killed Paton farmer

The driver of a semi tractor-trailer that was involved in the accident last June 6 that killed Paton farmer Pat Fields has been charged in Greene County district court with possession of heroin- first offense (a serious misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (a simple misdemeanor).

The charges against Troy Michael Shaw, 26, of Harcourt were filed May 16. Continue reading Drug charges filed against driver in crash that killed Paton farmer