District Court Procedings Busy with Sheriff’s Office Arrests

On Tuesday in Stanton County District Court a 27 year old Council Bluffs, IA woman was sentenced to two years in prison following her conviction for Possession of Methamphetamine and Criminal Possession of Financial Transaction Device(s).  Courtney Greening will begin serving her prison sentence immediately.  She was arrested last January along with a co-defendant on Hwy 275 near Pilger by the Stanton County Sheriff’s office.  During their arrest methamphetamine and a large number of blank checks, credit cards, and social security cards were discovered along with a skimming device.  Her co-defendant Nicholas Walker, 26, of Omaha has failed to appear for his sentencing and an arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest.  Also sentenced today were Angelo Ricard, 29, of Norfolk to 18 months of Probation and ninety days in jail following his conviction for Possession of Ecstasy.  He was arrested last year by the Sheriff’s office near Stanton.  Also sentenced to 18 months of Probation and ninety days in jail for Possession of Methamphetamine was Faith Brayerton, 44, of Norfolk.  She was arrested by the Sheriff’s office earlier this year and found in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.  She received a fine for the marijuana possession.  Entering a guilty plea to a weapons charge was Derek Pederson, 30, of Laurel.  Pederson entered a guilty plea to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Pederson was arrested last March by the Sheriff’s office following a disturbance involving the firearm at a Stanton apartment.  Pleading guilty to a drug charge, was Richard Coates, 57, of Stanton.  Coates and a co-defendant were arrested in a field west of Stanton by the Sheriff’s office earlier this year, where methamphetamine was located in their possession.  Also entering guilty pleas were Curtis Hill, 63, of Stanton.  Hill pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated-3rd offense after his arrest by the Sheriff’s office earlier this year near Stanton.  Also pleading guilty to 3rd offense DWI was Catina Hins, 33, of Norfolk.  Hins also pled guilty to transporting a juvenile while driving intoxicated.  She was arrested back in June by the Sheriff’s office east of Norfolk on Hwy 275.  All five will be sentenced in November.