Courthouse 10-29-13

District Court
CRIMINAL
Adam L. Tipton appeared Oct. 23 and was found Guilty and convicted of Defective Tail Light. He was ordered to pay a fine of $45 and costs of the action, $96. Defendant shall reappear before the Court at 9 a.m., Nov. 27, if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
Alexis Sparrow appeared Oct. 24 and was convicted of Possession of a Hallucinogenic Drug, Marijuana. She was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60, attorney fees of $600, a BIDS administrative fee of $100, a community service work insurance fee of $8.50 and all other assessed fees. The Court also finds that Defendant has been convicted of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and shall be sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail. Her sentences shall be served concurrently.  Defendant was given credit for time previously served. Her sentences were suspended and she was placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
Aaron Sleeper appeared Oct. 22 and was found Guilty and convicted of Speeding 90/70 and No Liability Insurance. For the no liability insurance charge, he was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $300 and costs of the action, $96. For the speeding charge he was ordered to pay a fine of $105 and costs of the action, $96. Defendant's sentence was suspended on the condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by Nov. 27.

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