A 60 year old Norfolk man was ordered to begin his prison sentence after his appeal was denied and his sentence upheld by the Nebraska Supreme Court. Louis Grutell was earlier sentenced to 18 to 36 months in prison following his conviction for Fourth Offense aggravated DWI. Grutell was convicted by a Stanton County jury and appealed their decision. Grutell was originally arrested by the Stanton County Sheriff’s office in February 2017, just east of Norfolk off Hwy 24. Grutell was transferred to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Corrections on Monday morning.
In a seperate District Court sentencing, LeLand Heinhold, 57, formerly of Pilger was given 12 months in prison for a Probation Violation. Heinhold was sentenced to probation following his conviction for Felony Operation of a Motor Vehicle following a high speed pursuit in Northwestern Stanton County. He violated those terms and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested by the Sheriff’s office on that warrant back in April after he attempted to flee from a residence by jumping out of a window at a Wisner residence.
A 21 year old Norfolk man was sentenced in District Court to 364 days in jail following his conviction for Third Offense aggravated DWI. Josue Ramos was arrested by the Sheriff’s office earlier this year on Hwy 24 near Stanton.