Lyon County, Iowa
Lyon County Attorney - Press Releases
STATE v NATHAN JOEL BUTLER
On November 27, 2017, Nathan Joel Butler, was sentenced for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Butler was ordered to pay a $100.00 fine, $35.00 statutory surcharge, $60.00 court costs, $10.00 D.A.R.E. surcharge, $125.00 Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge, court appointed attorney fees, and jail fees. Butler’s fine and statutory surcharge were suspended.
STATE v BRENNEN HUGHES
On November 14, 2017, Brennen Hughes, was sentenced for Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor. Hughes was ordered to pay a fine of $65.00, statutory surcharge, and court costs.
STATE v JORDAN LEE GROEN
On November 9, 2017, Jordan Lee Groen, was sentenced for Contempt of Court. Groen was sentenced to sixty days in the Lyon County Jail. The jail sentence was purged as Groen entered into a payment plan with the State. Groen’s probation was extended for a period of one year.
STATE v ELISABETH LYNN KETTERER
On November 9, 2017, Elisabeth Lynn Ketterer, was sentenced for Possession of Controlled Substance, a Serious Misdemeanor. Ketterer was ordered to serve 180 days in the Lyon County Jail with all but 48 hours suspended and credit for time already served. Ketterer was ordered to pay a $315.00 fine, $110.25 statutory surcharge, $10.00 D.A.R.E. surcharge, $100.00 court costs, $125.00 Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge, jail fees, and court appointed attorney fees. Ketterer was ordered to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow any treatment/ rehabilitation/ monitoring program as recommended.
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