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Two Ruthven Residents Sentenced On Burglary Charges

Tue 10-9-2018

(Emmetsburg)-- Two Ruthven residents have been sentenced to prison in connection with a burglary in June.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office charged 32-year-old Dawn Vanderhoff and 33-year-old Nathaniel Mefferd with third-degree burglary, a class ā€œDā€ felony in connection with a burglary at the U-S Post Office in Ruthven on June 13th.

In July, they were additionally charged with two counts of criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, fifth-degree theft, unlawful possession of a prescription drug, two counts of attempted burglary, two counts of third-degree burglary, money laundering, and ongoing criminal conduct.

In Palo Alto County District Court, Mefferd pleaded guilty to three counts of third degree burglary and one count of conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony. He was sentenced to five years in prison and to pay 33-hundred dollars in fines, surcharges, court costs, and restitution.

Vanderhoff pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony, and two counts of third-degree burglary. She was sentenced to five years in prison, and to pay 23-hundred dollars in court costs, surcharges, and restitution.

(Courtesy Community First Broadcasting station KAYL in Storm Lake).