BLACKFOOT — Cass William Tendore appeared before District Judge Darren Simpson Monday to face charges of possession of a controlled substance--marijuana-- with intent to deliver and possession of meth.
On the first charge regarding marijuana, Tendore could face a maximum sentence of five years in the Idaho State Penitentiary and/or a $15,000 fine. He could also be required to pay the cost of prosecution and 100 hours of community service.
On the possession of meth charge, Tendore could face seven years in the Idaho State Penitentiary and/or $15,000 fine, the cost of prosecution and 100 hours of community service.
Tendore pled not guilty to these charges.
His pre-trial is set for Dec. 5 with a jury trial to follow on Dec. 20.
Defense counsel Manuel Murdoch requested that Tendore's bond be reduced. Tendore had posted a $5,000 but after one of his samples had been deluded, the bond was rescinded.
Judge Simpson denied this request. Tendore was returned to jail.
Two men pled guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in their initial arraignment before Judge Simpson Monday,
Jeff Eugene Miller and Al Martin Broncho each admitted that he had a prior felony conviction for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol within the last 15 years.
Miller and Broncho could each face a maximum of 10 years in the Idaho State Penitentiary and/or $5,000 fine. Each of these sentences requires each man serve 30 days of local incarceration. Their driving privileges could be suspended from one year up to five years. After driving privileges are restored, an ignition interlock device could be required to be installed in each of their vehicles.
Miller agreed that his breathe analyzer tests measured 0.170 and 0.169 on Sept. 9. His other DUI felony was in May 2007.
Judge Simpson ordered a pre-trial investigation and a substance abuse evaluation. Sentencing is set at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.
Broncho admitted his blow tests measured 0.119 and 0.114. Broncho's other DUI felony was in 2005.
The judge ordered a pre-sentence evaluation and a substance abuse evaluation. Broncho's next court date is at 4 p.m. on Nov. 14.
Jessie Antonio Ramos pled guilty to grand theft during his arraignment before Judge Simpson.
"Please explain why you are guilty of grand theft," the judge said.
"I had permission from my stepmother to borrow my father's debit card but I did not have my father's permission. It was his debit card," Ramos said. "My stepmother had no authority to give me permission."
Ramos is in jail on work release. He will be sentenced at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 7.