Greene County magistrate court, week ending July 20

In Greene County magistrate court a judgment was entered July 11 against Gary Paul Kennedy of Council Bluffs on a charge of theft- fifth degree not previously listed on the docket. A warrant had been issued in June 2015 and was returned July 10, 2017. Kennedy was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. Court costs were $60. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending July 20

Greene County district court, week ending July 13

The following persons during the week ending July 13 pleaded not guilty in district court:   Rusti Leanne Robinson, 36, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine- first offense;  Jamie Lynette Glass, 51, of Rippey, domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness; and Tauwana Rae Laue, 38, of Grand Junction, operating while intoxicated- first offense. Trial dates of Sept. 26 were set in every case.

Greene County magistrate court, week ending July 6

In Greene County magistrate court judgments were entered July 5 in three cases against Nathaniel Brown of Des Moines. In the first case he was charged with trespass. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail. The jail time was suspended and he was placed on informal probation for one year. He was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. He must pay $300 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $60 court costs. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending July 6

Greene County district court, week ending July 6

Cases were initiated in Greene County district court the week ending July 6 as follows: Lawrence Shannon O’Neal, 42, of Grand Junction, driving while license barred; Suanne Elaine Winters, 46, of Glidden, burglary- third degree; Michael Eugene Hamilton, 40, of Grand Junction, burglary- third degree; Danielle Rae Dawson, 33, of Grimes, unauthorized use of credit card less than $1,000 (eight counts); Freedom Hope Ore, 35, of Grand Junction, assault causing bodily injury; Arizona Skye Bunn, 21, of Boone, possession of marijuana- first offense; and Bryant Alexander Anderson, 29, of Fort Dodge, carrying weapons.

Greene County district court, week ending June 29

In Greene County district court Scott Eldon Davis, 47, of Jefferson was sentenced June 23 to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- fourth degree, amended from theft- second degree. The jail time was suspended and he was placed on informal probation for one year. Davis was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. The judge found he is unable to pay $324.89 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, but a judgment was entered for $2,878.40 restitution to Alliant Energy. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending June 29

Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 29

In Greene County magistrate court a judgment was entered June 28 against Allen George Smith of Grand Junction in a case initiated in district court. Smith pleaded guilty to a charge of assault- simple, amended from assault causing bodily or injury. He was placed on informal probation. He must pay a $150 fine with a $52.50 surcharge. Smith must also pay $300 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $127.20 court costs. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 29

Greene County district court, week ending June 22

In Greene County district court Shane Douglas Olson, 42, of Churdan was granted a deferred judgment June 14 after he entered an Alford plea to charges of assault- simple and criminal mischief- fifth degree. (In entering an Alford plea a defendant does not admit committing a crime, but believes that given the facts in the county attorney’s information, a jury would find him guilty of the crime.) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending June 22

Police blotter – June 2017

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

Friday, June 30: At 4 pm an Officer investigated a single vehicle accident in the parking lot of Oly’s Corner. The front bumper of a 2003 Lincoln Navigator operated by Jonathan Dolph of Jefferson made slight contact with south side of the building. Damage to both the vehicle and building was estimated $500. The driver reported he forgot to place the vehicle in park and it rolled forward into the building. No citation were issued due to private property. At 8:13 pm an officer responded to a complaint of a dog left outside during a thunderstorm with no shelter. The officer was unable to locate an owner and the animal was placed in a shelter. Continue reading Police blotter – June 2017

Sheriff’s report – June 2017

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

Friday, June 30: At 8:52 am a deputy investigated a criminal mischief complaint in the 900 block of Cedar St in Scranton. At 9:23 am a deputy investigated a support cable for a power pole that was struck in the 600 block of Jefferson St in Scranton. At 1:54 pm a deputy assisted the Guthrie County sheriff’s office with trying to locate a stolen vehicle. At 5:38 pm a deputy investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of South 11th St in Grand Junction. At 7:48 pm a deputy arrested Rodney Reed, 53, of Grand Junction for an arrest warrant for harassment*. Continue reading Sheriff’s report – June 2017