Latest Court Proceedings Released By Jo Co Attorney

Latest Court Proceedings Released By Jo Co Attorney

Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Ken DeCock's office has released the latest information on recent court proceedings handled by his office.

A Johnson County Jury, on August 6th, convicted Trevor Edwards, 21, of one count of sexual abuse of a minor and found Edwards not guilty of a second count.
Charges arose when the Buffalo Police Department received a complaint that Edwards was having sexual relations with a fourteen year old girl.
He faces a maximum of twenty 20 years in prison when his sentencing is held October 28th.

Michael Lindstrom was re-arraigned before District Court Judge William Edelman on August 22nd.
Lindstrom is charged with six counts of sexual abuse of a minor, three counts of sexual assault, and two counts of aggravated assault and battery. The sexual abuse of a minor charges carry a sentence of life without parole on each count. The sexual assault charges each carry a minimum sentence of 25 years and a maximum of life. Because Lindstrom has previous felony convictions, the aggravated assault charges carry a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of 50 years.

On August 26th Christopher Ball was sentenced after having previously plead guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Commit Burglary and one count of Burglary.
Ball, Raymond Ramirez and Anthony Dyer had committed numerous car burglaries in December of 2012, taking in excess of $5,000 worth of property from numerous vehicles.
On the charge of Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Christopher Ball was sentenced to 5 to 7 years in prison which was suspended in favor of a six 6 month split sentence to be served at the Johnson County Detention Center followed by 7 years of supervised probation. Ball was sentenced to concurrent sentence of 5 to 7 years prison on the Burglary charge, which was also suspended in favor of a 6 month split sentence followed by 7 years of supervised probation. Additionally, after serving his jail time, Ball must enroll in the Adult Community Corrections program in Casper and must obtain substance abuse counseling. He was also ordered to pay $5,106.38 in restitution to the victims.

On August 26th Tiffany L. Fitzgerald was sentenced for Child Endangerment, which occurred when she had custody of a child and knowingly and willfully permitted the child to remain in a dwelling where she knew that methamphetamine was possessed, stored or ingested.
The court sentenced her to serve 4½ years to 5 years of incarceration which was suspended in favor of 5 years of supervised probation.

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