Lyon County, Iowa
Lyon County Attorney - Press Releases
STATE v CHRISTOPHER DENNY EHRIG
Christopher Denny Ehrig, age 43, of Rock Rapids, IA, was sentenced to prison for the crime of Sexual Abuse 3rd, a Class C Felony, on Monday, July 10, 2017, in Lyon County District Court. The charge stemmed from a complaint filed in January 2017 and which alleged sexual contact between Ehrig and a 15 year old girl in 2016. Ehrig was 42 years old at the time of the offense.
Ehrig was placed in the custody of the Iowa Department of Corrections for an indeterminate term of incarceration not to exceed ten years. The Defendant had been incarcerated at the Lyon County Jail since his arrest in January and was given credit for the time already served at the county jail. Prior to sentencing he had sat 180 days in jail.
In addition to the imposed prison sentence, Ehrig will be required to register as a sex offender upon release from prison and shall register for the remainder of his life. As a sex offender, Ehrig will be subject to a life-time special sentence or life-time parole and will be subject to monitoring by the Department of Corrections. The Court also ordered Ehrig to pay a civil penalty for sex offender registration of $250.00, sexual abuse surcharge of $100, $48.40 in restitution, court appointed fees, and court costs.
STATE v RUDY GARCIA
On July 11, 2017, Rudy Garcia, was sentenced for Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor. Garcia was ordered to pay a $65.00 fine, surcharge, and court costs.
STATE v BRYIAN KEITH HAMILTON
On July 11, 2107, Bryian Keith Hamilton, was sentenced for Aiding and Abetting/Joint Criminal Conduct-Reckless Use of Firearm, a Simple Misdemeanor. Hamilton was ordered to thirty (30) days in the Lyon County Jail will all days suspended and credit for 16 hours served after arrest. Hamilton was ordered to pay a $100.00 fine $35.00 surcharge, $100.00 court costs, jail fees, and court appointed attorney fees.
STATE v RHONDA KAY HUDGINS
On July 11, 2017, Rhonda Kay Hudgins, was sentenced for Theft 5th, a Simple Misdemeanor. Hudgins was ordered to pay a $65.00 fine, surcharges, and court costs.
DALLAS MATTHEW WIERSMA
On July 11, 2017, Dallas Matthew Wiersma was sentenced for Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor. Wiersma was ordered to pay a fine of $65.00, surcharges, and court costs.
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