Several Sentenced to Prison/Jail in District Court

On Monday in Stanton County District Court the following sentences and pleas were entered.  Donald Detlefsen, 53, of Stanton was sentenced 15 months in prison following his conviction for Possession of Methamphetamine.  Detlefsen was arrested on Christmas Day in 2020 by the Sheriff’s office following the service of a search warrant at a Stanton residence.  A co-defendant, Jacqueline Hoover, 51, of Norfolk was sentenced to 2 years of SAS Probation and 90 days in jail following her conviction for Possession of Methamphetamine.  A third co-defendant from the search warrant, Matt Peyton, 46, of Stanton was sentenced to two years of probation and ninety days in jail following his conviction for Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine.  Benny Morales, 23, of Fremont was sentenced to ninety days in jail and two years of Probation following his Conviction for Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest and Reckless Driving.  He also received a $500.00 fine and had his driver’s license revoked for two years.  Morales was arrested by the Sheriff’s office last year following a high speed pursuit that began in Stanton County on Hwy 275 and ended near West Point after his tires were deflated by spikes.  Illegal drugs were also recovered that were thrown out of the fleeing vehicle.

Entering guilty pleas to two separate charges of Possession of Methamphetamine was Andrew Paulsen, 23, of Tilden.  He was arrested last October and November on seperate occasions by the Sheriff’s office in possession of the illegal drug.  He will be sentenced in April.  Also pleading guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine was Jonathan Blekis, 36, of California.  Blekis was arrested by the Stanton County Sheriff’s office last year following a traffic stop where he was speeding on Hwy 275 at more than 20 mph over the limit in a semi-tractor and trailer on the wrong side of the roadway near Pilger.   He will also be sentenced in April.