Lady’s probation revoked, jail sentence imposed after probation violations
SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Courtroom Choose William Edelman revoked the probation of Rachael Rodriguez, 30, and imposed the defendant’s underlying jail sentence of two and a half to 5 years Tuesday.
Rodriguez was positioned on probation in relation to 2 associated legal circumstances. Within the first, Rodriguez pleaded responsible to housebreaking, tried housebreaking and conspiracy to commit housebreaking in relation to a sequence of storage unit burglaries in 2020, for which she was sentenced to 2 and a half to 4 years in jail suspended for seven months in jail and three years supervised probation. Within the second, Rodriguez pleaded responsible to delivering methamphetamine.
Deputy Sheridan County and Prosecuting Legal professional Christopher LaRosa outlined 11 probation violations Rodriguez allegedly dedicated throughout December 2021 and January of this yr, together with meth use, tampering with a drug check and failing to report sure actions to her probation officer. Rodriguez admitted to 10 of the violations.
Rodriguez was additionally convicted of a further meth possession cost in Sheridan County Circuit Courtroom earlier this month.
“I don’t suppose you will discover that she’s a match candidate for probation…Each break, she squandered,” LaRosa argued.
Protection legal professional Jordan Camino requested Rodriguez be granted yet another alternative for probation.
Regardless of this argument, Edelman decided the defendant was unfit for probation due to her continued noncompliance with probation officers, restricted fee of restitution — which, as a result of nature of Rodriguez’s authentic theft case, is in extra of $42,000 — and incapacity to desert her drug behavior regardless of remedy. Consequently, the decide imposed Rodriguez’s underlying sentence.
“I don’t suppose there’s any set of situations that may be imposed that may shield most people out of your continued violation of the regulation,” Edelman mentioned.
Rodriguez was remanded into the custody of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Workplace to await switch to a Wyoming Division of Corrections facility.
Man pleads not responsible to theft, housebreaking
SHERIDAN — Matthew Jojola, 34, pleaded not responsible to a number of legal prices earlier than 4th Judicial District Courtroom Choose William Edelman Tuesday.
Because of his alleged involvement in a Jan. 26 theft of The Woods Flooring America, Jojola was charged with one depend of theft, a felony punishable by as much as 10 years in jail, a positive of $10,000 or each, and interference with a peace officer, a misdemeanor punishable by as much as one yr in jail, a $1,000 positive or each.
Because of his alleged involvement with a theft at Sheridan Metropolis Corridor, Jojola was charged with one county of housebreaking, a felony punishable by as much as 10 years in jail, a $10,000 positive or each, and three counts of theft lower than $1,000, misdemeanors every punishable by as much as six months in jail, a $750 or each.
Lastly, Jojola can be accused of possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor punishable by as much as one yr in jail, a $1,000 positive or each after arresting officers discovered a vape pen with marijuana wax amongst Jojola’s possessions.
On account of these prices, Edelman defined, Jojola faces a most sentence of 23½ years in jail and almost $25,000 in fines.
Earlier than Edelman, Jojola pleaded not responsible to all prices. A pretrial convention and trial date in Jojola’s case might be set at a future time.
Man’s competency analysis delayed amid mattress scarcity at state hospital
SHERIDAN — Charles Albin appeared for a standing convention earlier than 4th Judicial District Courtroom Choose William Edelman Tuesday.
Albin is charged with one depend of theft of an merchandise value greater than $1,000, a felony punishable by as much as 10 years in jail, a $10,000 positive or each. Courtroom paperwork allege Albin stole a crimson 2007 Ford Expedition.
Nonetheless, Albin pleaded not responsible by purpose of psychological sickness or deficiency to the cost. Former 4th Judicial District Courtroom Choose John Fenn ordered Albin be evaluated on the Wyoming State Hospital in late November 2021.
Nonetheless, Albin has not but been transferred to the hospital attributable to an absence of mattress area.
Lisa Finkel, admissions coordinator on the state hospital, testified throughout Albin’s standing convention Tuesday. Albin was about midway down a listing of 48 individuals awaiting placement on the state hospital, Finkel mentioned, and solely about one new affected person is admitted to the hospital every week.
“We are attempting in all of our efforts to get him and lots of others in as quickly as doable,” Finkel mentioned.
Within the meantime, Finkel mentioned the hospital is working with county jails to teach and help within the restoration of individuals awaiting analysis.
Edelman mentioned proceedings in Albin’s legal case will stay suspended pending his analysis.