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Monday, September 26, 2011


PATRICK BURNS, DOB: 7/20/1974, formerly of 317 W 3rd St., Muscatine, was sentenced following his guilty pleas to the following offenses:

Driving While Barred – aggravated misdemeanor
Two counts Delivery of a Controlled Substance – class “C” felonies
Burglary in the Third Degree – class “D” felony
Theft in the Third Degree – aggravated misdemeanor

The charges against BURNS were the result of investigations by the Muscatine Police Department and the Muscatine County Drug Task Force.  BURNS received a total prison sentence for a term not to exceed ten years.

JEROMY HAFNER, DOB: 5/13/1972, of 600 South Nebraska St., Letts, was sentenced following his guilty pleas to Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a class “C” felony, and Supplying Alcohol to a Minor, a serious misdemeanor.  An investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation led to HAFNER’s arrest on March 30, 2011, for the sexual abuse of a minor during the summer of 2008. 

The Court sentenced HAFNER to consecutive terms of incarceration for a total term not to exceed eleven years.  The Court also imposed a fine totaling $11,875.  HAFNER will be on supervised release as if on parole for the remainder of his life once he completes his term of incarceration.

STEVE FELTON, DOB: 6/25/1979, of Hot Springs, Ark., was sentenced following a guilty plea to Forgery, a class “D” felony.  FELTON was charged following an investigation by the Muscatine Police Department into the forgery of a check belonging to a former roommate.  FELTON had been working in Muscatine at the time of the offense.  The Court deferred judgment, placed FELTON on probation, and ordered him to pay victim restitution and a civil penalty of $750.

These sentencings occurred September 23, 2011