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‘Not Guilty’ Plea and Plea Agreement Held in District Court

A not guilty plea was heard in the September district court session along with a plea agreement.

Harold Stone, 59, of Davenport, pled not guilty to one count of first degree sexual assault of a minor, a class 1B felony.

Stone was arrested June 11, 2015, at his residence after Dan Werner, Thayer County attorney, filed a complaint that Stone subjected a person of 12 years but younger than 16 to sexual penetration.

Stone faces a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum life sentence if found guilty.

His next court date is set for November 5 at 9:45 a.m.

Jesse Durflinger, 24, of Alexandria, made a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Originally charged with using a firearm to commit a felony and terroristic threats which are both felonies, Durflinger pled guilty only to obstruction of a police officer and assault in the third degree, both class one misdemeanors.

The 24-year-old, who is accused of assaulting his father, faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

His sentencing will take place September 3 at 9:45 a.m.

A motion for revocation of probation was held for Andrew Collins. The court found that Collins violated the terms and conditions of his probation. His sentencing is set for October 1, at 10 a.m. Collins was originally sentenced to 48 months of probation after he was convicted of theft, a class three felony.

A warrant was issued for Nickalas Lutt who did not appear in court for his violation of probation hearing.

Lutt was arrested in August 2014 after he and another man broke into cars in Hebron.

Lutt was found guilty of theft, a class three felony, and was sentenced to 30 months of probation. The bond was set for $500.

The next district court session will be held October 1, at the Thayer County Courthouse.

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