Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ottawa man gets jail time for trying to steal truck and tractor

By The Herald Staff | 4/2/2014

LYNDON — A 45-year-old Ottawa man was sentenced to serve 16 months in state prison in connection with an attempted vehicle theft.

Jarrod W. Roy was sentenced this week by Chief Judge Phillip M. Fromme in Osage County District Court, Lyndon. He was convicted in early March of attempted felony theft in connection with trying to steal a truck and tractor from Ottawa in January, Brandon Jones, Osage County attorney, said.

It was not Roy’s first brush with the law. The Ottawa man had been paroled in September 2013 after serving a little more than three years in state prison for burglary, theft, arson, criminal damage to property and other felony convictions stemming from incidents in October and December 2009 in Franklin and Lyon counties.

Chief Judge Fromme also sentenced two other men Monday in Osage County District Court.

• A Nebraska man convicted in January of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol has been sentenced to state prison.

Daniel M. Martin, 20, Omaha, Neb., was sentenced to serve 41 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. 

Martin’s January conviction stems from a May 11, 2013, single-vehicle wreck in rural Carbondale, located 12 miles south of Topeka on U.S. 75 in Osage County. The wreck killed the only other occupant, Tasha R. Arketa, 29, Holton. Martin’s blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.13 within three hours of the wreck. Kansas law prohibits people from driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above. 

• A 28-year-old Scranton man was sentenced to serve 36 months in state prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

Jessee Lee Stutesman was convicted in February of failure to register as an offender, as required by the Kansas Offender Registration Act.

Stutesman was paroled in July 2012 after serving nearly five years in state prison on a September 2007 conviction in Coffee County of aggravated indecent liberties with a child younger than 14.

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