CLINTON — A Clinton man granted a suspended sentence in December for felony theft has been ordered to complete a 30-day Clinton County Jail sentence for violating the terms of probation.
James M. Sheley, 21, appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court for a probation revocation hearing. The court found Sheley violated the terms of his probation. The court found Sheley in contempt of court and sentenced Sheley to serve 30 days in the Clinton County Jail, with credit for time served in connection with the case. An amended term of probation is that Sheley will no longer be required to complete the program at the Residential Corrections Facility. Additional terms of probation are for Sheley to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with any recommended treatment, abstaining from the use of controlled substances and alcohol and following through with any necessary mental health treatment. Sheley was ordered to continue on supervised probation with all other conditions of probation remaining in effect. The court found Sheley indigent and assessed attorney fees in connection with the hearing to the State of Iowa.
Sheley on April 6 stipulated to violating the terms of probation. The court found Sheley violated the terms of probation and ordered Sheley to serve 90 days in the Clinton County Jail. Sheley was ordered to continue on supervised probation upon completion of the jail sentence. He was ordered to complete the Residential Corrections Facility program as previously ordered.
Sheley was sentenced Dec. 7 for one count of first-degree theft, a Class C felony. A sentence of up to 10 years in prison was suspended. Sheley was placed on probation pending good behavior for three years to the Seventh Judicial District Department of Correctional Services unless sooner released by the court upon the recommendation by the probation officer. Specific conditions of probation imposed included the probation being supervised, Sheley residing at and in accordance with the rules of the Residential Corrections Facility, completing payment of financial obligations imposed, making $95 in restitution payments and maintaining employment.