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By Sandy Scroth

Sentences handed down in Antelope County court


Justin W. Stoltz, 35, of Elgin faced the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope County courtroom last Wednesday, May 19, for a pretrial hearing on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, .15 or greater, second offense, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Pursuant to a plea agreement

with Antelope County attorney

Joe Abler, Stoltz withdrew his previous not guilty plea and entered a no contest plea to an amended count, driving under the influence of alcohol, first offense, a Class W misdemeanor committed Jan. 23. In addition, Abler agreed not to oppose a sentence of probation. Stoltz was judged guilty by Taylor and sentenced to a 12-month term of probation, including $400 in probation-related fees; a $500 fine; two days in the Antelope County Jail, with credit for 12 hours served prior to posting bond; one-year revocation of his driver’s license and $150 costs of prosecution. Terms of probation also include completion of alcohol education, victim impact and attitudinal dynamics classes, as well as an offender assessment and 90 days monitoring in the Continuous Alcohol Monitor program, all at his own expense. He was allowed credit, up to $175, on the fine for the amount paid for an alcohol evaluation.

Stoltz was remanded to the custody of Antelope County sheriff Bob Moore. He was represented by John Vipperman of Grand Island.

Heather M. Rokahr, 36, of Elgin appeared for sentencing on a charge of leaving the scene of a property-damage accident Nov. 26, 2020. Taylor fined Rokahr $250; ordered restitution of $716.14 to Blackhills Energy, by July 21, and taxed $50 costs. Rokahr pleaded guilty Feb. 27, per a plea deal. She was represented by Figueroa.

Jennifer M. Hines, 42, of Neligh appeared for arraignment on a Class 2 misdemeanor, driving under revocation, committed May 14 in Neligh. Hines waived her right to counsel and pleaded guilty. Taylor sentenced her to four days in ACJ, with credit given for five days previously served. The additional day credit was applied to costs.

Starlina Moller, 45, of Neligh appeared for sentencing on a Class 3 misdemeanor count of driving under suspension, committed Dec. 2, 2020. She was fined $100 and assessed $50 costs.

Taylor fined Rogelio R. Geronimo, also known as Rogelio Romirez Geronimo, 29, of Royal $100 and assessed costs of $50 for a Class 3 misdemeanor DUS count. Geronimo waived his right to counsel and pleaded guilty to the Feb. 26 offense.

Kenneth S. Maughan, 36, of Orchard pleaded guilty, by waiver, to a pair of infraction counts, possession of marijuana, less than one ounce, first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was fined $300 and $100, respectively, and $49 costs. Maughan

was cited by a Nebraska State Patrol officer northwest of Brunswick

on April 20.

Jake S. Kluver, 19, of Norfolk pleaded guilty, by waiver, to hunting possession of game bird without a permit. He was fined $150, assessed $500 liquidated damages and $49 costs. He was cited by a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officer April 25, northwest of Neligh.

Allen J. Mitchell, 21, of Norfolk pleaded guilty, by waiver, to an over-bag-limit violation, taking second turkey same day with only one permit. He was fined $200 and costs of $49 for the April 19 offense committed northwest of Neligh.

Andrew F. Sternberg, 31, of Neligh pleaded guilty, by waiver, to fishing without a permit, in Neligh’s Riverside Park. He was fined $100 and $49 costs and provided proof of purchase of 2021 Nebraska fishing permit. Sternberg was cited April 11 by a NGPC officer.

Joyce D. Beach, 20, of O’Neill was granted continuance until June 2 for sentencing on her conviction of driving under suspension.

A disturbing the peace charge, alleged Jan. 1 against Chelsea L. Carman, 25, of Meadow Grove was dismissed by Abler.


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