Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 14

In Greene County district court Douglas Joseph Strang, 62, of West Des Moines was sentenced Nov. 8 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 time was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He must complete a community college drinking drivers school, and he must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. He may complete the Des Moines Area Community College 48-hour alcohol education program in lieu of two days of the jail time. Strang was fined $1,875 with a $656.25 surcharge; one-half will be waived if he obtains a temporary restricted driver’s license. He must also pay a $10 drug abuse resistance education (DARE) surcharge and $304.86 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 14

Police blotter

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

Thursday, Nov. 14: *****Arrest warrants have been requested by an officer after receiving lab results on items seized during a traffic stop on 11/02. The warrants are for Katie Capri Schafer of West Des Moines for possession of marijuana (serious misdemeanor)*. Continue reading Police blotter

Sheriff’s report

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

Thursday, Nov. 14: At 12:06 am a deputy assisted a jailer with an unruly inmate.

Wednesday, Nov. 13: At 9:25 am a deputy investigated a school bus violation in Rippey. At 8:05 pm a deputy arrested Charles Kaufman, 55, of Perry on arrest warrants for possession of methamphetamine- third offense and possession of drug paraphernalia*. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 4

In Greene County district court Beth Anne Laurent, 48, of Grand Junction was sentenced to one year in jail after she pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- third degree, amended from theft- second degree. All but 14 days of the jail time was suspended and she was placed on probation for one year. Laurent was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. She must also pay $1,014.64 victim restitution. Court costs were $491.49. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 4

Greene County district court, week ending Oct. 25

In Greene County district court Curtis Wesley Jurgensen, 55, of Woodward was sentenced Oct. 18 to 60 days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana- second offense. All but six days of the jail term was suspended and he was placed on probation for one year. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. Jurgensen was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $10 DARE (drug abuse resistance education) surcharge and a $120 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. He must also pay $1,200 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $187.20 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Oct. 25

Greene County district court, week ending Oct.17

In Greene County district court Benjamin Anthony Allen, 29, of Jefferson was sentenced Oct. 14 to 10 years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of theft- first degree. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He was fined $1,000 with a $300 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. Allen was sentenced to five years in prison on one county of forgery. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years, concurrent to the first probation. He was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $125 LEI surcharge on that charge. He must pay $10,725 restitution. Fifteen counts of forgery were dismissed. Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Oct.17

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Oct. 17

In Greene County magistrate court Ryan Douglas Patterson of Jefferson was sentenced Oct. 16 to jail in two separate cases. In the first, Patterson was sentenced to five days in jail on a charge of violation of a no contact order. In the second case, Patterson was sentenced to four days in jail, also on a charge of violation of a no contact order. The jail terms are consecutive. No fine or surcharge was assessed in either case, nor was he assessed sheriff’s room and board costs. Court costs were $30. (Sentencing: Magistrate Jessica Morton) Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending Oct. 17

Greene County district court, week ending Oct. 9

In Greene County district court Dale Edward Ganoe, 41, of Jefferson was sentenced Oct. 2 to 21 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness, amended from domestic a sue assault- second offense. He was fined $325 with a $110.25 surcharge. He must also pay $32.50 sheriff’s fees. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B . McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Oct. 9