Laurel Man Sentenced to Prison on Gun Charge-Others Sentenced

On Monday in Stanton County District Court, a 31 year old Laurel man was sentenced to 4-8 years in prison a felony conviction of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon (firearm) by a Prohibited Person.  Derek Pederson was arrested in March of 2020 by the Stanton County Sheriff’s office following an armed confrontation at a downtown Stanton apartment.  Pederson and Cody Murphree, 28, of Pilger broke into the apartment and threatened to shoot the two residents.  Murphree had just escaped from the Thurston County jail two days prior.  Murphree is currently in prison serving a lengthy prison sentence.

Also sentenced to a prison term was Richard Coates, 57, of Stanton.  Coates was given one year in prison for Possession of Methamphetamine.  Coates was arrested earlier this year by the Sheriff’s office in a rural field just east of Norfolk.

Sentenced to more than one year in the county jail was Catina Hins, 34, of Norfolk.  Hins was given 9 months for Driving While Intoxicated-3rd offense and 6 months for transporting a child in a vehicle while intoxicated.  Hins was arrested earlier this year by the Sheriff’s office on Hwy 275 near Pilger.  Hins drivers license was also revoked for 15 years.

Jack McGuire, 35, of Norfolk was given a $500.00 fine and had his driver’s license revoked for an additional 15 years after he was sentenced for a felony charge of driving during a 15 year revocation.  McGuire was arrested last November by the Sheriff’s office on Hwy 24 near Norfolk.

Roosevelt Woodall, 31, of Stanton entered a guilty plea to Attempted Assault of a Peace Officer and will be sentenced in January.  Woodall was arrested earlier this year at a Stanton residence by the Sheriff’s office following a traffic stop where he attempted to strike a deputy in the face and was subdued.

Jacqueline Hoover, 51, of Norfolk entered a guilty plea to Possession of Methamphetamine and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  Hoover was arrested last Christmas Day after the service of a search warrant by the Sheriff’s office at a Stanton residence.  Two co-defendants still have their cases pending in District Court.