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Jasper County Criminal Court Dispositions

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:17 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014 11:47 a.m. CDT

The following cases were heard in Jasper County District Court during the week of Feb. 24-28.

• Terri Jo Hier, 51, pleaded guilty to OWI first offense, a serious misdemeanor. Judge Martha Mertz sentenced her to four days in jail and levied a $1,250 fine, of which $625 was waived. Hier may attend the OWI second offense program in lieu of jail time.

• Devin Michael Hoksbergen, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of violation of a no-contact order, a simple misdemeanor. Judge Steven Holwerda sentenced him to two days in jail and levied a $65 fine on each conviction. He also pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief, a simple misdemeanor. Holwerda levied a $65 fine on that conviction.

• Nathan Lutz McCumber, 27, pleaded guilty to OWI first offense, a serious misdemeanor. Judge Steven Holwerda sentenced him to four days in jail and levied a $1,250 fine. Half of the fine may be waived upon proof of completion of a OWI program within 60 days.

• Kiel Joseph McMahon, 31, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to inflict serious injury, an aggravated misdemeanor. Judge Martha Mertz sentenced him to 730 days in prison, all but 30 days suspended, which may be served in jail. She also levied a $625 fine. An additional count of assault without intent to inflict injury was dismissed by the court.

• Tyler Ryan Neef, 26, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief, a simple misdemeanor. Judge Steven Holwerda levied a $65 fine.

• Jamison Paul Odor, 39, pleaded guilty to driving with an expired license, a simple misdemeanor. Judge Steven Holwerda levied a $200 fine.

• Patrick William Roberts, 26, pleaded guilty to an alcohol-related violation, a serious misdemeanor. Judge Steven Holwerda sentenced him to 90 days in jail, all of which was suspended, and levied a $315 fine.

• James Christopher Ryther, 43, pleaded guilty to assault, a simple misdemeanor. Judge Steven Holwerda sentenced him to two days in jail and levied a $65 fine.

• Melody Sue Ryther, 52, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Judge Steven Holwerda levied fines of $315 and $65, respectively.

• Melissa Kay Stephen, 36, pleaded guilty to assault on a peace officer, a serious misdemeanor. Judge Steven Holwerda sentenced her to five days in jail and levied a $315 fine. As a result, she was found in violation of probation on an earlier conviction and was sentenced to five days in jail to be served consecutive to the assault conviction. Two additional counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of interference with official acts inflicting bodily injury were dismissed by the court.

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