Sheridan Woman Arraigned in District Court

A 32-year-old Sheridan woman was arraigned in Fourth Judicial District Court Thursday on multiple charges. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.


Jeanette Godwin pleaded “not guilty” to three felony Forgery charges and three charges of misdemeanor Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. According to court documents, the alleged crimes occurred between December 18 of last year and January 2nd of this year, when Godwin redeposited, or cashed for a second time, three checks from a local construction company's checking account. District Court Judge John Fenn scheduled the three-day trial to begin on Monday, June 22, and set the pretrial conference for May 26 at 9 am.

Judge Fenn continued Godwin’s bond under the same terms and conditions as previously set forth in Circuit Court. Godwin is being held at the Sheridan County Detention Center under a $15,000 cash or surety bond. Each count of felony Forgery is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. The three misdemeanors are each punishable by up to six months in jail and fines of up to $750.

Godwin also has a separate trial scheduled for May 4 for a number of unrelated charges that include felony Burglary, felony Forgery, felony Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, and misdemeanor Theft.