Johnson County and Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth DeCock's office, during the month of September, received 40 new misdemeanor cases, eight of which were DUI's.
There are 75 cases pending in misdemeanor or Circuit Court, 35 of which are DUI's and 7 are drug-related.
The office is working 31 felony cases, including 8 sex crimes; 7 drug cases; 7 burglary and theft crimes;3 aggravated assaults; 2 check fraud cases; 2 forgeries; 1 felony DUI and 1 probation violation.
These are summaries of events in District Court for September:
On September 3, Jacob Brown admitted to violating the terms of his probation by failing to successfully complete in-patient treatment. Brown was convicted of Burglary of the Wolf Den and was sentenced on February 4 to five to seven years in prison, which was suspended in favor of seven years of probation on the condition that he successfully complete in-patient treatment. Brown’s original sentence was re-imposed and he was transferred to the Wyoming State Penitentiary to serve his prison sentence.
Afton Jean Showalter plead not guilty to one count of check fraud on September 3.
Showalter allegedly issued fifteen checks on a closed account in an amount totaling over 1,000. A trial date has been det for December 12th .
On September 20, Lynnard Immenschuh plead not guilty to one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Immenschuh was contacted by deputies on August 17, during Longmire Days, in regard to an outstanding warrant from Fremont
County, Wyoming. When apprehended Immenschuh resisted arrest. After he was taken into custody, deputies found several bindles of marijuana, empty bindles, screens, a pipe and rubber
bands in his backpack. Immenschuh later admitted he was intending to sell the bindles of marijuana.
On September 27, Andrew Atkins was sentenced after having previously plead guilty to one count of burglary, one count of possession of stolen property and one count of delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Atkins was sentenced to 5 to
7 years in prison on the burglary and possession of stolen property charges. The sentences are to run concurrently. Atkins was sentenced to eight 8 to 12 years in prison on the delivery charge. This sentence was suspended in favor of 12 years of supervised probation to begin upon his release from prison.
Tory Selwyn was sentenced on September 27th after having previously plead guilty to aggravated assault and battery.
Charges were filed after Selwyn got into an argument with her
significant other and stabbed him three times in the shoulder and neck area. The victim was not seriously injured. Selwyn was sentenced to not less than
5 nor more than 10 years in prison. As Selwyn was currently engaged in in-patient treatment, the court suspended the prison
term in favor of 10 years of supervised probation.
Judge William J. Edelman informed Selwyn that should she fail to successfully complete the in-patient treatment program, she should expect to spend the next 5 to 10 years in prison.
On September 27th, James Cody Brothers was sentenced to not less than 4 nor more than 5 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a third offense of domestic violence battery within two years.
The Court ordered Brothers’ to serve one year of the sentence
in the county jail followed by 5 years of supervised probation.