The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 5, 2013

Judd pleads guilty to second-degree theft

By Samantha Pidde Herald Staff Writer
The Clinton Herald

---- — CLINTON — A man admitted in district court on Thursday to stealing two loads of scrap metal.

Joshua Judd, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, a class D felony, carrying as much as five years in prison and a fine of between $750 and $7,500. He originally was charged with first-degree theft, a class C felony.

Judd told Judge Mark Cleve that between May 31 and June 4, he stole two loads of scrap – valued between $1,000 and $10,000 – from Gifford Saw & Tool, 1302 Second St., Camanche. He then turned the scrap in at the Wiersema scrapyard, 106 Eighth Ave. South.

Cleve deferred accepting or rejecting the plea until a pre-sentencing investigation is complete. His sentencing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 9. Defense Attorney Sandra Trevino will ask for a deferred judgment at that time, if Judd is eligible.