Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 14

In Greene County district court Mark David Burgart, 41, of Churdan was sentenced Feb. 11 to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- third degree, amended from burglary- third degree. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. Burgart was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge, restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees to be determined, and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 14

Sheriff’s report

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

Wednesday, Feb. 21: At 9’16 pm a deputy investigated an abandoned vehicle on County Road E-53 (230th St) at County Road P-33 (S Ave) west of Grand Junction. At 9;26 pm a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with a domestic abuse call. At 11:25 pm a deputy investigated a car in the ditch on 240th St and B Ave in Scranton Township. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 8

In Greene County district court Margaret Jessica Ruth Wilson, 41, of Cherokee was sentenced Feb. 8 to two years in prison after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine- second offense. The prison term was suspended and she was placed on probation for two years. She must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete the recommendations at her own expense. Her driver’s license was revoked for 180 days. Wilson was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge. She must also pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge and a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DRE). The judge waived restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees because it would cause financial hardship. Court costs were $100. A companion case in magistrate court in which Wilson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 8

Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 1

In Greene County district court Matthew Dean Hall, 40, of Huxley was sentenced Jan. 26 to two years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- second offense. All but seven days of the prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation he has already undergone and he must complete a community college drinking driver’s school. Hall was fined $1,875 with a $656.25 surcharge and a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education. The judge ruled Hall is unable to pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $100. (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 information is now available of sentencing done Jan. 12 in three cases against Dray Rivera, 27, of Jefferson. In a case initiated in August on a charge of burglary- third degree Rivera changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years. He is to complete a residential correctional facility program for six months or until maximum benefits are attained. Rivera was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge; the fine and surcharge were suspended. Court costs were $223.56. Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Jan. 25

Sheriff’s report – January 2018

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

Wednesday, Jan. 31: At 7:18 am a deputy was advised of a dog nuisance in Churdan. The call was transferred to the city of Churdan. At 3:22 pm a deputy investigated a suspicious person in 300 block of E. Main St in Rippey. At 4:15 pm deputy assisted juveniles in Rippey locating an owner of loose dog. Continue reading Sheriff’s report – January 2018