Stanley woman pleads guilty to menacing

A 59-year-old Stanley woman pleaded guilty in district court Thursday to Class A misdemeanor menacing and Class A misdemeanor preventing arrest. A charge of simple assault on a police officer was dismissed against Ethel Elizabeth Neether, court records show.

Neether was given a 360 day suspended sentence and sentenced to 360 days unsupervised probation on the menacing charge. She was given credit for three days already spent in jail. She was ordered to pay $625 in court costs. She was given a deferred imposition of sentence on the preventing arrest charge.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Neether allegedly threatened to do harm to her son and his wife on Oct. 4, 2017, and threatened to burn down the house. Her son told police she appeared to be under the influence of drugs. When police were called, Neether allegedly resisted arrest and struck the officer in the clavicle with her elbow and in the shin area with her leg. Neether later told the police she only made the threats so her son would leave. Her son was at the house collecting items for his grandmother.

– Andrea Johnson