September 27, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 39

Courts

Sept. 20

Justin Michael Neidiffer, 36, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on a dangerous dog minor offense. Neidiffer pled no contest and was sentenced with a fine of $50; restitution of $260; an apology letter; he was ordered to have his dog on a leash anytime it is out of the house and he is to post beware of dog signs.

Byron Lyons, 44, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charges of driving under the influence and misconduct involving weapons. Lyons pled not guilty and was released with conditions. Trial is set for Nov. 20.

Savannah Camri Jackson, 23, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of furnishing alcohol to a person under the age of 21. Jackson entered a plea of not guilty and was released with conditions. Trial is set for Nov. 20.

Joshua J. Franklin, 24, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charges of second degree theft; second degree burglary; first degree burglary; misconduct involving a controlled substance and tattooing a minor. Franklin was released with conditions and a preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 9.

Sept. 24

Jeremy T. Schouweiler, 39, appeared before Judge William Carey for an arraignment on the charges of driving under the influence; reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident. Schouweiler entered a plea of guilty to the charges of driving under the influence and reckless endangerment and the charge of leaving the scene of an accident was dismissed. His sentence for driving under the influence was 250 days in jail with 222 suspended; a fine of $3000 to be paid by Sept. 24, 2015; a surcharge of $75; a jail surcharge of $150 with $100 suspended and his drivers’ license is revoked for one year. The sentence for reckless endangerment is 45 days in jail with 45 days suspended; $200 cost of counsel and three years probation.

Jacob Alan Sturgeon, 19, appeared before Judge William Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing on the charges of repeat minor consuming alcohol and two counts of reckless driving. Sturgeon pled guilty to two counts of reckless driving and minor consuming alcohol was dismissed. He was sentenced 115 days in jail with 115 suspended; a surcharge of $100; a jail surcharge of $200 with $200 suspended; revocation of drivers license for 60 days; restitution in the amount of $5103.65; $200 cost of counsel and two years probation.

Jeffrey Kyle Smith, 49, appeared before Judge William Carey for an arraignment on the charge of fourth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Smith entered a plea of not guilty and trial is set for Jan. 15, 2013.

Taylor J. Homer, 23, appeared before Judge William Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing on the charges of criminal trespass; fourth degree assault and violating conditions of release. Homer plead guilty and was sentenced to 240 days in jail with 150 days suspended for the criminal trespass and fourth degree assault and 30 days in jail for the violation of conditions of release with 120 days total to serve. He was also fined a $50 surcharge; a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and two years probation.

Sept. 25

Morris Mattson, 45, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of operating commercial Dungeness pots in a closed season. Mattson pled no contest and was fined $500 with $250 suspended; a surcharge of $50 and his pots will be returned in 60 days with satisfaction of judgment.

Tyler J. Wallace, 17, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on one count of hunting season bag limit for deer; three counts of unlawful possession and transport of game; two counts of unlawful method of taking game with an artificial light from a motorized vehicle and one count of area closed to hunting, Petersburg vicinity. Wallace pled not guilty and trial is set for Nov. 20.

Rex A. Versteeg, 19, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on two counts of hunting season bag limit for deer; two counts of unlawful possession and transport of game; two counts of unlawful method of taking game with an artificial light from a motorized vehicle and one count of area closed to hunting, Petersburg vicinity. Versteeg plead not guilty and trial is set for Nov. 20.

Paul Michael Dupree, 21, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of hunting season bag limit for moose. Dupree plead not guilty and trial is set for Oct. 23.

John A. McDonald, 63, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of unlawful possession of fish. McDonald plead no contest and was sentenced with a fine of $2000 with $1000 suspended; a surcharge of $10; forfeiting the cost of fish at $250.40 and one year probation.

Susan R. Shorey, 23, appeared before Judge William Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing for violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor and third degree theft. Shorey plead guilty and was sentenced to 10 days in jail for violating conditions of release with a $50 surcharge and a jail surcharge of $150 with $100 suspended. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 60 days suspended for the third degree theft charge with a $50 surcharge and a jail surcharge of $150 with $100 suspended and one-year probation.

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