News of record: May 28, 2014

Attorney moves

to continue trial

SAC CITY – The attorney for a man accused of killing his housemate and burying his body in the victim’s basement has moved to continue the June 24 trial.

John D. Green, 54, of Blairsville, Ga., is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mark Koster, 58, of Sac City.

Green’s attorney, Charles Kenville, of Fort Dodge, filed a motion to move Green’s June 24 trial date back as well as schedule a trial-scheduling conference to determine a new date for the trial.

Green is accused of killing Koster in 2009 and burying him in Koster’s basement. Koster’s badly decomposed body was found in November 2012 after the home was sold and the new owner was cleaning up.

Green was arrested in Florida earlier this year and charged with murder.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Marriage Licenses

WEBSTER COUNTY

Charles Lee Nicholson, 46, Fort Dodge, and Beth Behrends, 25, Fort Dodge.

Adam James Olson, 28, Fort Dodge, and Kirsten Johanne Towne, 27, Fort Dodge.

Troy Dean Palmer, 52, Fort Collins, Colo., and John Ellis Ketchum, 50, Fort Collins, Colo.

Jason Emmanuel Pringle, 33, Lehigh, and Martine Lafontant, 28, Lehigh.

Robert Joseph Shannon, 44, Callender, and Samantha Kay Urban, 46, Callender.

Timothy Michale Weismann, 42, Fort Dodge, and Bethelen Kay Peet, 40, Fort Dodge.

Police Log

FORT DODGE

Friday

Christina Paul, Floyd Hanson, Stacy Bergren, Regis, Walmart and Kum & Go each reported a theft.

A person reported a violation of a no-contact order.

A person reported an assault.

Saturday

Walmart reported a theft.

A person reported an assault.

Joe Gilbert reported a burglary.

Sunday

Robin Pate and Yula Foy each reported a theft.

Crystal Leadley reported criminal mischief.

A person reported an assault.

Monday

Joy Stout reported criminal mischief.

Kum & Go reported a theft.

Magistrate Court

WEBSTER COUNTY

Tuesday

Domestic abuse/assault – Elmer Garcia, 26, 719 N. Fourth St., preliminary hearing set for June 6.

Driving under suspension – Michael J. Breeden, 26, 1616 14th Ave. S.W., $397.50; Ashli L. Schwering, 16, Otho, $397.50.

No seatbelt – Michael J. Breeden, 26, 1616 14th Ave. S.W., $127.50; Herman Callahan, 60, Otho, $127.50.

Speeding – Ashli L. Schwering, 16, Otho, $186.50; Branden J. Robinson, 25, 1028 Williams Drive, No. 7, $87; Tracy A. Phillips, 57, Harcourt, $119; Wendelin M. Nelsen, 58, Lehigh, $119.

Speeding in a road work zone – Tracy A. Phillips, 57, Harcourt, $267.50.

Open container – Wendelin M. Nelsen, 58, Lehigh, $335.

Failure to stop in assured, clear distance – Kylie L. Echelberger, 17, Callender, $147.75.

Public intoxication – Floyd K. Berleen, 60, no address provided, $195; Leah T. Simms, 24, no address provided, trial set for June 18; Michael J. Maguire Jr., 43, no address provided, $195.

Fifth-degree theft – Kimberly K. Christensen, 47, no address provided, 30 days in jail suspended and $185 in surcharge and court costs; Christine M. Gascoigne, 37, no address provided, five days in jail suspended and $185 in surcharge and court costs; Angela K. Green, 35, no address provided, 30 days in jail suspended and $185 in surcharge and court costs; Cortney C. Jensen, 28, no address provided, five days in jail suspended and $185 in surcharge and court costs.

Dog at large – Bonnie I. Ahrens, 31, no address provided, $147.75.

Interference with official acts – Leah T. Simms, 24, no address provided, trial set for June 18; Michael J. Maguire Jr., 43, no address provided, five days in jail suspended and $397.50.

Failure to pay parking violations, four counts – Leah T. Simms, 24, no address provided, $90.60.