Prison, probation handed down in cases
By MIKE CORN
District Judge Glenn Braun sentenced two people to prison Monday in Ellis County District Court.
He also sentenced several other people to probation through either court services or community corrections.
Action Monday includes:
* Christopher Johnson, 47, Lawrence, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for possession of 21 pounds of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Braun granted a request to reduce the sentence, which will be served concurrently with a sentence handed down in a Dickinson County case. Braun wouldn't waive court-appointed attorney fees, saying Johnson would have time to repay the money during his 36 months of probation.
* David Draper, 26, Hays, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on charges of residential burglary and criminal threat. He received 16 months on the burglary charge and 14 months on the threat charge, sentences to be served consecutively.
Because of a plea agreement, Draper didn't receive probation even though his pre-sentence investigation called for it.
* Cari Davis, 33, Hays, received 18 months on community corrections on a single charge of possession of methamphetamine. Her underlying sentence was 30 months in prison, so if she violates probation, she will spend that time in prison.
She had 90 days jail credit, but Braun wouldn't apply it to her methamphetamine sentence, applying it instead to a driving under the influence sentence. She was given six months probation on the DUI charge, to be served concurrently.
* Madonna Fetter, 27, St. Joseph, Mo., was placed on 18 month' on community corrections on a charge of possession of methamphetamine under the terms of a departure agreement because she has completed a treatment program. Her probation will be served concurrently with a four-year probation in Missouri.
* Theresia Ostrom, 28, Hays, received a sentence of a year in jail after Braun turned aside the terms of a plea agreement calling for her to receive the minimum sentence on a felony DUI.
"I'm going to give you one year in jail, just so I have that maximum hanging over your head," Braun said, after voicing concern about her record.
But, she has five days jail credit and Braun said she needs to serve at least 240 more hours of confinement, arranged through community corrections. She has to serve a year's probation and pay a fine of $1,750.
* Summer Burnett, 21, Colorado Springs, was placed on six months of probation on a charge of felony interference with a law enforcement officer and 12 months probation for possession of lorazepam, to run concurrently.
* Gabriella Wallis, 19, Hays, was placed on 18 months of probation on a felony possession of marijuana charge.