Johnson County Attorney Ken DeCock's office this week released information on sentencing and other court proceedings from December of 2012.
On December 3, Eric Quintana of Casper, was sentenced to six to eight years after pleading guilty to one count of Aggravated DUI. Quintana had been travelling south on I-25 when he drifted off the left side of the road. Quintana over-corrected and skidded off the left side of the road and into the median where the vehicle rolled once. A passenger was thrown from the vehicle and the vehicle landed on top of her. Quintana was ordered to serve one year of the sentence, followed by eight years of supervised probation. Quintana was also ordered to pay $54,780.78 in restitution.
Paul Dewayne Herman Jones of Palo Alto, California was sentenced on December 3 after entering pleas to possession with intent to deliver marijuana and conspiracy to deliver marijuana.
Jones, his father and brother were stopped on I-90 by Trooper Beres of the Wyoming Highway Patrol and four pounds of marijuana was located in the vehicle. Jones was sentenced to three to five years in prison on each count, to be served concurrently. Jones was
given credit for 369 days served in the Johson County jail, and the remainder of the sentence was suspended and Jones was placed on supervised probation for five years. Jones was also fined $2,000.
Ronnell Roberston was sentenced on December 3 after pleading to conspiracy to deliver marijuana and possession of cocaine. Robertson was sentenced to 2½ to 8 years for conspiracy to deliver marijuana and 2½ to 7 years for possession of cocaine. The sentences are
to run concurrently.
On December 7, Monique Hartman of Buffalowas sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of Aiding and Abeting Burglary. Video surveillance cameras showed Jacob Brown entering the Wolf Den after hours and taking a safe, which contained approximately $2,000 and a carton of cigarettes. Hartman and been waiting outside the building and picked up Brown after he left the building. Hartman was sentenced to five to seven years in prison, which was suspended in favor of seven years of supervised probation.
Barbara Escajeda of Louisville, Colorado, was sentenced on December 7 after entering pleas of guilty to Felony possession of a controlled substance, reckless endangering, speeding and eluding a peace officer stemming from an incident that occurred on June
22, 2011, when Trooper Burridge of the Wyoming Highway Patrol attempted to stop a vehicle that was traveling at a 112 mph on I-25. The vehicle failed to stop for the trooper and proceeded on I-90 towards Sheridan at speeds in excess of 120 mph.The vehicle passed other cars on the right, continued through a construction zone and was finally stopped east of Sheridan when spike strips were deployed.
Escajeda was sentenced to 180 days in jail for eluding and reckless endangering charges and received three to five years in prison, suspended in favor of five years of supervised probation.
December 17th, Allyn Heidorn of Gillette was sentenced to three to six years in prison after entering a plea of guilty to a fourth DUI. Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy Pat Monroe stopped Heidorn for travelling the wrong way on a one-way street in downtown Buffalo. Heidorn had two prior DUI convictions in 2007 and one in 2009.