A large number of cases were heard in Division 1 of Grundy County Circuit court.
31 year old Marc Gardner of Trenton withdrew a prior plea and pleaded guilty to amended charges. They accused him with possessing the controlled substance hydromophone, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use it to introduce a controlled substance into the body, and tampering with evidence by concealing syringes containing residue of a controlled substance and flushing controlled substances down a toilet to impair a Trenton Police Department investigation in February.
Gardner was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Judge Jack Peace stayed the execution of sentence and put Gardner on 5 years probation.
The charges also accused Gardner of being a persistent offender by pleading guilty to 1st degree property damage in 2005 and burglary in 2006, both in Grundy County.
Thirty year old Rebecca McCree of Trenton withdrew a prior plea and pleaded guilty to possessing the controlled substance hydromophone, and tampering with physical evidence by concealing syringes containing residue of a controlled substance to impair an investigation by the Trenton Police Department, both in February.
The charges noted Ms. McCree is a prior offender by pleading guilty to passing bad checks in Putnam County in 2001. Judge Peace sentenced Ms. McCree to 5 years in prison. Execution of a sentence was stayed and Ms. McCree was was put on 5 years probation.
A charge accusing Ms. McCree with misdemeanor possession of a drug paraphernalia syringe in January was dismissed by the prosecution.
34 year old John Ruot of St. Joseph withdrew a prior plea and pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor driving while his license was suspended, both in April. Ruot was sentenced to 3 years in prison. The charge listed Ruot as a persistent offender, noting he previously had been convicted twice of driving while intoxicated---once in Buchanan County in 2009 and once in Hall County, Nebraska in 2011.
23 year old Gena Lee of Sedalia admitted violating her probation. The probation was revoked in connection with 1 of the counts and continued on another count. Ms. Lee was sentenced to 7 years in prison. However, Judge Peace suspended execution of the sentence and put Ms. Lee on probation for 5 years. She also must pay $200 a month restitution beginning October 1st. The probation was continued on the other count on the condition Ms. Lee pay the $200 a month. Ms. Lee was on probation on charges accusing her with passing bad checks.
23 year old Sharmyn Ceradsky of Trenton admitted violating her probation. The probation was continued with additional conditions. They include 120 days in a
Department of Corrections institutional treatment center followed by a Buchanan County drug court program.
27 year old Joshua Harding of Trenton admitted violating his probation. The probation was continued with additional conditions, including 5 days of shock time in custody on weekends. The probation also was extended 1 year.
19 year old Jarred Kelsall of rural Trenton admitted violating his probation. The probation was continued with additional conditions---including 5 days of shock time in jail.
44 year old Jeffrey Ohmart of Wheatland admitting violating his probation. The probation was continued with additional conditions. Ohmart must complete an
outpatient treatment program, remain employed, and pay child support.
20 year old Nathan Brewer of rural Trenton admitted violating his probation. The probation was continued with additional conditions. The probation also was extended 1 year.
33 year old April Owings of Trenton is to have a 1 day jury trial September 3rd on a charge accusing her with possessing the controlled substance, vicodin, last October.
65 year old John Rick of Spickard is to have a 1 day bench trial December 2nd on a charge accusing him with driving while intoxicated, persistent offender. The charge said rick was twice convicted of DWI in Grundy Countyâ€”once in 1984 and the other time in 1985.
32 year old Carson Symmonds of Chillicothe is to have a 1 day jury trial December 16th on charges accusing him with 2 counts of conspiracy to commit burglary and 2 counts of receiving stolen property---all in September of last year. Symmonds is accused of agreeing with others that 1 or more of them would enter and unlawfully remain in structures near Galt and east of Trenton, and that 1 or more of them were accused of entering the premises and committed stealing with a deadly weapon. The property owners were listed as Elbert and Martha Jackson, and Josh and Jill Eaton.
Symmonds is accused of receiving stolen property owned by the Jacksons and Eatons.
30 year old Haley White of Trenton pleaded guilty to amended charges accusing her with 2nd degree property damage and was fined $250. Ms. White was accused of using a hammer and breaking out all windows, headlights, and taillights on a car owned by Rachel Franklin in January. The charge was reduced from 1st to 2nd degree property damage.
33 year old Lorilee Gutierrez pleaded guilty to check forgery. Sentencing is September 18th.