Greene County district court, week ending May 28

In Greene County district court Richard Dean Finch, 84, of Jefferson was sentenced May 25 to one year in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. All but two days of the jail time was suspended and he was placed on informal probation to the county sheriff for one year. He may complete the Des Moines Area Community College 48-hour alcohol education program in lieu of the jail time. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and undergo any recommended treatment at his own expense. He must also complete a community college drinking drivers course. Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending May 28

Greene County magistrate court, week ending May 28 of Jeff

In Greene County magistrate court Kathy Louise Arey of Boone was sentenced to seven days in jail after she pleaded guilty to a charge of contempt, amended from violation of a no contact order. The jail time was suspended and she was placed on one year of unsupervised probation to the Greene County sheriff. No order was entered for a fine or court costs. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending May 28 of Jeff

Police blotter

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

Thursday, May 28: At 11:44 am a complaint reported the theft of her purse from her vehicle. The theft occurred at an unknown location. The purse contained cash and back cards, which she had already cancelled. The value of the purse was $300. At 7:07 pm a complainant spoke to an officer about her social media count being hacked. The officer is investigating. Continue reading Police blotter

Sheriff’s report

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

Thursday, May 28: At 1:22 pm a deputy investigated a theft of plants from the Junction Township Cemetery. At 7:36 pm a deputy investigated a complaint of trespassing in the 1400 block of Falcon Ave in Scranton Township. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Greene County magistrate court, week ending May 22

In Greene County magistrate court Dale Sanford Arey of Boone was sentenced to 10 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of violation of a no contact order. Magistrate Jessica Morton found he is able to pay sheriff’s fees for the time he serves. Arey was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge. He must also pay $37.80 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $60 court costs. A charge of interference with official acts was dismissed. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending May 22

Greene County district court, week ending May 14

In Greene County district court Jenniffer Kaye Jane Barkalow, 28, of Marshalltown was sentenced May 8 to seven days in jail after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana- second offense. The jail term was suspended and she was placed on informal probation for one year. She must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at her own expense. Barkalow was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. She must pay a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE) and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge. Court costs  were $168.34. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)

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Greene County magistrate court, ending May 14

In Greene County magistrate court a judgment was entered May 8 against Penny Lane Sankey of Fort Dodge on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge. Court costs were $95.

Cases were initiated as follows: Steven Logan Dzuris of Jefferson, interference with official acts; and Teresa Ann Turner of Bayard, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Greene County district court, week ending May 7

In Greene County district court Clint Michael Dennhardt, 19, of Ames was granted a deferred judgment May 4 after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. He was placed on probation to Greene/Boone County Probation for 12 months. He must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation he has already undergone, and he must complete a community college drinking drivers school. A judgment was entered for a $1,250 civil penalty, with one-half waived if he obtains a temporary restricted license. Dennhardt has paid the $625 penalty and $140 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending May 7

Greene County district court ending April 28

In Greene County district court Sylvester L Trotter, 32, of Carroll was sentenced April 24 to five years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- third offense. He will be given credit for time served. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and follow all recommendations until maximum benefits are attained. His driver’s license was revoked. Trotter was fined $3,125 with a $1,093.75 surcharge; one half will be suspended if he obtains a temporary restricted license. He must pay a $10 drug abuse resistance education (DARE) surcharge. A charge of driving while license barred was dismissed. The court found him unable to pay Category 2 restitution (sheriff’s fees, restitution for court appointed attorney’s fees, etc). Court costs were $186.80. Continue reading Greene County district court ending April 28

Greene County magistrate court, ending April 27

Cases were initiated in Greene County magistrate court as follows: Andrew Steven Gathercoal of Grand Junction, possession of drug paraphernalia; Matthew John Goff of Jefferson, public intoxication; and Sandra Ann Burris of Scranton, assault- simple.