On Monday in Stanton County District Court several prison and jail sentences were handed out by District Judge James Kube. Nicholas Walker, 25, of Council Bluffs, IA was sentenced to a total of three years in prison following his conviction for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and unlawful Possession of a Financial Transaction Device. Walker was arrested last year following a traffic stop on Hwy 275 by the Stanton County Sheriff’s office, where he and a female co-defendant were found in possession of the illegal drugs and a large quantity of credit cards, check blanks and blank social security cards belonging to others.
Tanner Pinkston, 38, formerly of Stanton was sentenced to two years in prison following his conviction for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). Pinkston was arrested earlier this year at his Stanton residence by the Stanton County Sheriff’s office after he was found hiding inside as they attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a separate case.
Sentenced to one year in jail for Attempted Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) was Paul Sciarappa, 51, formerly of Stanton. Sciarappa was arrested by the Sheriff’s office at his downtown residence early last year. Sciarappa was later sentenced to probation for the drug violation and was arrested shortly after by the Sheriff’s office for a probation violation and was resentenced to the one year term.
Sentenced to 6 months in the county jail following his conviction for Third offense DWI was Curt Hill. 64, of Stanton. Hill was arrested last spring by the Sheriff’s office near Stanton after crashing his UTV off a county road. Hill also had his driver’s license revoked for fifteen years.
Sentenced to 120 days in the county jail following his conviction for felony Attempted Assault on a Police Officer was Roosevelt Woodall, 32, of Norfolk. Woodall was arrested last year following a traffic stop in Stanton where he attempted to punch a deputy in the face. Woodall has several other criminal cases still pending in County Court.
Pleading guilty to felony charges following a brief vehicle chase and fleeing last August was Shawnessy Sulley, 21, of Omaha. Sulley pled guilty to felony charges of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Attempted Assault of a Police Officer and Willful Reckless Driving. Sulley fled a traffic stop by the Sheriff’s office just east of Norfolk and after a brief pursuit he crashed his vehicle and jumped from the moving vehicle and fled on foot. He was able to avoid an extensive search for him and was later taken into custody in Omaha on an arrest warrant.
Edgar Zavala, 21, of Norfolk pled guilty to a felony charge of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. Zavala was arrested last summer by the Sheriff’s office following a traffic stop for speeding on Hwy 275 east of Norfolk.