Felony rundown Feb. 9, 2018


TORRINGTON – Goshen County Attorney Kenneth Brown has handled several felony cases recently, including felony driving under the influence, burglary, and possession of controlled substances.
Below is an update of charges, sentencings and trial schedules in the area.

Matthew Gilbert Mitchell, Sr., 36, Oglala, S.D.
Gilbert is charged with one count of felony driving while under the influence. He was arrested on Nov. 7 and arraigned on Nov. 16, when he pled guilty. Gilbert’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.

Derek Ascherin, 24, Rapid City, S.D.
Ascherin is charged with three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession with intent to deliver: marijuana; one count of possession with intent to deliver: cocaine; and one count of possession with intent to deliver: LSD. He was arrested on Oct. 28 and arraigned on Dec. 1. He pled guilty to all three counts. Ascherin’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.

Jennifer J. Barnes, 36, Torrington
Barnes is charged with three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested on Oct. 8 and arraigned on Nov. 16. She pled guilty to all three counts. Barnes’ sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.

Levi Edward Dalton, 27, Rapid City, S.D.
Dalton is charged with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested on Sept. 14 and arraigned on Dec. 13, when he pled guilty.
Dalton’s sentencing is scheduled for March 12.

Samanthia Maria Domec, aka Samanthia Maria Wilson, 24, Torrington
Domec/Wilson is charged with four counts of forgery. She was arrested on June 21 and sentenced on Dec. 13 for one count of forgery. Domec/Wilson received a suspended sentence of not less than three years and not more than six years in a state penal institution. She was ordered to successfully complete five years of supervised probation.

Jose Luise Dominguez, 33, Belle Fourche, S.D.
Dominguez is charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and one count of taking controlled substances or liquor into jails, penal institutions or mental hospitals. He was arrested on Nov. 13 and arraigned on Dec. 1, when he pled not guilty to all counts. His trial is scheduled for May 21 and 22.

Anna Marie Ellett, 50, Torrington
Ellet is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver: methamphetamine and one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested on Nov. 23 and arraigned on Dec. 13, when she pled not guilty to all counts. Her trial is scheduled for May 21 and 22.

Isaac Gonzalez, 21, Torrington
Gonzalez is charged with one count of aggravated assault and battery and one count of felony property destruction. He was arrested on Oct. 7 and arraigned on Nov. 20, where he pled not guilty to all counts. His trial is scheduled for April 16 and 17.

Jesus Gonzalez, 20, Torrington
Gonzalez was charged with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested on Aug. 5 and arraigned on Oct. 11, when he pled not guilty. His trial is scheduled for March 26.

Vernon Isaac McGaugh, 52, Torrington
McGaugh is charged with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested on Aug. 29, 2017. McGaugh pled guilty to the charge on Jan. 18, 2018. His sentencing is scheduled for April 6.

Dale Leroy Maude, 56, Torrington
Maude is charged with one count of strangulation of a household member. He was arrested on Jan. 3 and pled guilty to the charge at his Jan. 25 arraignment. Maude’s sentencing is to be scheduled per the court’s docket.

Brady A. Mitchell, 26, Torrington
Mitchell is charged with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested on May 4, pled no contest on Oct. 11, and was sentenced on Jan. 18 to a suspended sentence of not less than three-and-a-half years and not more than five years in a state penal institution. Mitchell was ordered to serve a split sentence of 180 days in the Goshen County Detention Center, with credit for time previously served. Upon completion of the split sentence, he will be placed on supervised probation for five years.

Ryan Lee Ostler, 18, Torrington
Ostler is charged with two counts of burglary. He was arrested on Oct. 21, pled guilty to the charge on Nov. 16, with his sentencing scheduled for Feb. 20.

Patrick Dean Ramos, 53, Torrington
Ramos is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver: methamphetamine; one count of felony possession of a controlled substance; one count of possession of steroids; and one count of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was arrested on July 13, 2017. He pled guilty on Jan. 11 to one count of felony possession of a controlled substance and one count of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Ramos’ sentencing is scheduled for April 6.

Logan P. Reifschneider, 22, Torrington
Reifschneider is charged with one count of felony fraud by check. He was arrested on March 7, pled guilty to the charge on Aug. 31 and sentenced on Nov. 27. Reifschneider received a suspended sentence of not less than three years and not more than five years in a state penal institution. He was placed on supervised probation for five years.

Wyatt J. Samson, 23, Fort Laramie
Samson is charged with one count of theft. He was arrested on Sept. 18, pled guilty on Dec. 13, and his sentencing is scheduled for March 12.

Timothy W. Smith, 45, Torrington
Smith is charged with one count of felony theft. He was arrested on Aug. 11, pled guilty to the charge on Aug. 31 and sentenced on Nov. 27. He received a suspended sentence of not less than three years and not more than five years in a state penal institution. Smith was placed on supervised probation for five years.

Andrew M. Case, 32, Mills
Case is facing probation revocation on the original charge of one count of burglary. He was arrested and sentenced on Jan. 25. Case’s underlying sentence of not less than three years and not more than six years in a state penal institution was re-imposed. This sentence will be served concurrently (at the same time) to Case’s sentence issued out of Platte County.

Deborah James, 61, Torrington
James is charged with felony DUI. She was arrested on March 31, 2017, pled guilty to the charge on Oct. 12 and was sentenced on Jan. 18, 2018. James received a suspended sentence of not less than two-and-a-half years and not more than four years in a state penal institution. She was placed on supervised probation for three years.

Isaac Joseph Parker, 35, Torrington
Parker is charged with one count of failure to register as a sex offender. He was arrested on April 12, 2017, pled guilty to the charge on Sept. 19 and sentenced on Dec. 18. Parker received a suspended sentence of not less than three years and not more than five years in a state penal institution. Parker was ordered to serve a split sentence of 90 days in the Goshen County Detention Center and given credit for time served. Upon completion of the split sentence, he will be placed on supervised probation for five years.

Teriimanatua Perry Lemaire, 24, Emerado, N.D.
Lemaire is charged with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. Lemaire was arrested on April 1, 2017, pled guilty to the charge on Sept. 19 and was sentenced on Dec. 13. Lemaire received a suspended sentence of not less than two years and not more than four years in a state penal institution, as well as four years supervised
probation.

Domonique Cisneros, 20, Torrington
Cisneros is charged with one count of burglary. Cisneros was arrested on June 1, 2017 and pled guilty and was sentenced on Dec. 18. As a first-time offender, the defendant received a deferred judgment and was placed on supervised probation for five years.

J. Patrick Kranz, 23, Guernsey
Kranz is facing probation revocation for two counts of burglary. Kranz was arrested on Jan. 9 and sentenced on Jan. 29. An underlying sentenced of not less than two years and not more than five years was re-imposed and then suspended. Kranz was ordered to serve a 50-day split sentence in the Goshen County Detention Center, as well as receive credit for time served. Upon completion of the split sentence, the defendant will be placed back on supervised probation.

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