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Court

Oct 04, 2013

The following cases were processed in Jefferson County Courthouse.

 

Associate District Court

Charlie Thomas Chesshir, 32, of 100 North 16th St., had a deferred prosecution agreement dated July 12, 2012, revoked. He was fined $1,000 plus a 35 percent surcharge. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, which was suspended. He was ordered to pay prosecution costs. He pleaded guilty to public intoxication, second offense, a serious misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, less credit for time served; his sentence was suspended. He was placed on two years probation, fined $315 plus a 35 percent surcharge and ordered to pay court costs and court appointed attorney fees if any. Another case was dismissed with costs to the defendant. This sentence is to run concurrent with one other Jefferson County case and two more Wapello County cases.

Michael Thomas Skirvin, 45, of Batavia, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated, first offense, a serious misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, less credit for time served. All but 48 hours was suspended. He was placed on two years probation. His license was revoked and he was ordered to complete a drinking drivers course. He was ordered to get a substance abuse evaluation within 45 days. He was fined $1,250 plus a 35 percent surcharge, a $10 D.A.R.E. surcharge and ordered to pay restitution, court appointed attorney fees if any and court costs. He was ordered to be fingerprinted if none are on file.

Matthew Joseph McCaughn, 21, of 414 South 14th St., pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor. He was fined $65 plus a 35 percent surcharge. He was ordered to pay restitution, court appointed attorney fees if any and court costs. He was ordered to be fingerprinted if none are on file.

Dawn Denise Dunn, 37, of Fairfield, was found guilty of operating a vehicle without license, barred as a habitual offender, an aggravated misdemeanor. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail, less credit for time served. Her sentence was suspended. She was placed on two years probation. Her license was revoked for 180 days. She was fined $625 plus a 35 percent surcharge and ordered to pay court appointed attorney fees if any and court costs. Another Jefferson County case was dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement. She was ordered to be fingerprinted if none are on file.

Craig Dee Smith, 30, of Ollie, pleaded guilty to operating with an expired license, a simple misdemeanor. He was fined $50 plus a 35 percent surcharge and ordered to pay court appointed attorney fees if any and court costs. His driver’s license was revoked for 180 days. He was ordered to be fingerprinted if none are on file.

 

District Court

Michael James Conlin, 27, of Ottumwa, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 5 grams or less, a Class C felony. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, less credit for time served in jail at time of arrest, and fined $1,000 plus a 35 percent surcharge. His sentence and fines were suspended. He was placed on three years probation. He was ordered to comply with evaluation and treatments. He was ordered to abstain from all controlled substances and not to enter taverns, liquor stores or any establishment with a primary activity of selling alcohol, nor associate with persons known to be engaged in criminal activity or persons with a criminal record. He must actively seek and maintain verifiable employment. He was ordered to pay pecuniary damages. He was ordered to submit to toxicology testing and pay all costs associated. He was ordered to reside in a residential treatment facility until maximum benefits are achieved as determined by the Department of Corrections. He was ordered to participate in outpatient substance abuse treatment. His license was revoked for 180 days. He was ordered to submit a specimen for DNA profiling. He will be held at the Jefferson County jail pending placement at a residential facility.

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