Fremont County Attorney
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Brenna Bird                
Fremont County Attorney

506 Filmore St., PO Box 476
Sidney, Iowa 51652-0476                                                                         
PBX: 712-374-2751
FAX: 712-374-2735
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If you are a defendant who is not represented by an attorney and wish to make contact with our office regarding your case, you must obtain Court approval prior to contacting the Fremont County Attorney's Office. Those charged with traffic offenses and simple misdemeanors (STA, NTA, or SMMG case numbers) may contact the Court at (712) 374-2231 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm. Those charged in the Fremont County District Court (SRCR, AGCR, or FECR case numbers) may contact the Court on Mondays at 1:30 pm in the Fremont County Courthouse or at (712) 374-2131.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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March 19, 2018 

Fremont County Attorney Brenna Bird announces the following activities in the Iowa District Court for Fremont County for the week of March 19, 2018. Before the Iowa District Court for Fremont County, the Honorable Judge Kathleen Kilnoski presiding. 

Deaven W Donner, 25, of Council Bluffs appeared with his attorney and entered a plea of guilty to Driving While Barred, two counts of Child Endangerment and Possession of a Controlled Substance marijuana first offense. He was sentenced to 14 days in the Fremont County Jail for each charge to run concurrently with credit for time served in Pottawattamie County case FECR155301. He was ordered to pay restitution as substantiated. 

Kara M Lorimor, 44, of Sidney, appeared by her attorney and entered a guilty plea to the charge Public Intoxication, second offense. She was sentenced to five (5) days in the Fremont County Jail with credit for time served with mittimus to begin within 30 days. 

Alix L Gorby, 20, of Shenandoah, appeared with her attorney and entered a plea of guilty to the charge Conspiracy to Manufacture, Deliver and/or Possess with Intent to Deliver Marijuana.  Judgment was deferred for a period of two (2) years and she was placed on formal probation for two (2) years. As conditions of probation, she was ordered to avoid all arrests or trouble with the law, obtain an alcohol/drug use evaluation at her own expense and follow any recommendations for treatment that result from the evaluation. 

Joseph William Michael Haughton, 23, of Hamburg, appeared with his attorney and entered a plea of guilty to the charges Robbery in the Third Degree and Domestic Abuse Assault, Second Offense. He was sentenced to two years prison, which was suspended and he was placed on Probation for a period of two years. As terms of probation, he was ordered to obtain a drug/alcohol evaluation and follow through with any recommendations as well as successfully complete the Iowa Domestic Abuse Program. He was ordered to pay restitution as substantiated.

Haughton also entered a plea of guilty in a separate case to the charge Possession of a Controlled Substance, first offense. He was sentenced to six months in the Fremont County Jail, which was suspended and he was placed on probation. The sentences of the two matters were ordered to be consecutive.  

Rafael J Petitphait, 46, of Omaha, NE, appeared pro se and waived the right to counsel. He entered admitted to violating the terms of his probation. The deferred judgment granted June 6, 2017 was revoked and he was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. He was sentenced to one day in the Fremont County Jail with credit for time served. 

Bryce R Hutton, 35, of Nemaha, NE, appeared with his attorney and admitted to violating the terms of his probation. He was found in willful contempt and court and sentenced to 45 days in the Fremont County Jail.

On February 8, 2017, he entered a plea of guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, First Offense and placed on probation.  

Machelle R Sanchez, 46, of Tabor, appeared with her attorney and entered a plea of guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense. She was sentenced to a term not to exceed five (5) years prison. The sentence was ordered to run concurrently with Federal Case 8:17CR18 and mittimus was ordered to be withheld until the commencement of serving the federal charges

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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