BOONE, Iowa—On January 17, 2017, a District Associates Court Judge sentenced Jason William Kruse, 23, of Rockwell City, Iowa to five (5) years in prison with the Iowa Department of Corrections for a probation violation on two counts of Forgery.
According to a complaint and affidavit filed in this case, on May 26, 2016, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office received a report that several checks were fraudulently written in Boone County. The victim reported that they did not write checks that were cashed at local Boone stores. The Sheriff’s Office obtained video of the transactions and it was identified that the person who forged the checks passed at the local stores was Jason William Kruse.
On September 12, 2016, Jason William Kruse plead guilty to two counts of Forgery. As a result of his guilty plea Jason William Kruse received a sentence of 2-5 years probation, he must reside at a residential treatment facility for a period of 180 days or until maximum benefits, restitution to the victim, and fines of $750 plus surcharge.
A report of a request to Revoke Probation was filed by the Iowa Department of Correctional Service on December 1, 2016, reporting that Jason William Kruse violated multiple conditions of his probation. Jason Kruse was arrested the next day on his probation violation. However, on December 15, 2017, he was given a furlough by the court for 12-hours because he stated that a relative was sick and in the hospital. Jason Kruse never did come back to the jail at the end of his 12-hour furlough and another warrant was issued for his arrest. Kruse was subsequently arrested on January 3, 2017, well past his 12-hour furlough time limit.
A hearing was held on his probation violations on January 17, 2017. In this hearing Jason Kruse admitted to his probation violations and failing to return after his 12-hour furlough. The court imposed the maximum sentence of five (5) years in prison with the Iowa Department of Corrections for these violations.
(contributed article and photo, Boone County Attorney)