An adjudication hearing for a woman on probation for drug possession was scheduled for Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. That hearing did not take place and must now be rescheduled. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.
On October 21, 2021, Kiara Donaldson was sentenced in District Court for possession of Marijuana. The plea agreement that was reached with the State and accepted by the Court included a deferred prosecution on a felony possession of methamphetamine charge and 60 days in jail for the misdemeanor Marijuana possession charge. The jail sentence was suspended and Donaldson received a total of three years of supervised probation as part of her sentence. Donaldson was arrested in Campbell County last October and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and felony child endangerment.
The charges prompted Sheridan County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Christopher LaRosa to file a motion to revoke Donaldson’s probation. At a hearing on January 5 of this year, Donaldson denied the allegations that she’d violated the terms of her probation. An adjudication hearing that was set for Tuesday in District Court never fully occurred, as the defendant, who was scheduled to appear remotely from the Campbell County Detention Center, was unable to due to staffing shortages at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. District Court Judge Darci Phillips said a date for a new hearing would be set in the future and that she’d sign an order to transport Donaldson to Sheridan County for the adjudication hearing.