Two women sentenced in separate cases

WOODSTOCK – Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Nicki Michelle Albert, 31, to a four-year sentence, with all but seven months of the sentence suspended.

Albert pled guilty to charges of assault and battery on a family member and assault and battery of a police officer. According to information presented by the prosecutors, authorities were called to Albert’s house in Strasburg following a call from her mother.

Upon entering, officers witnessed Albert assault her mother, said Capt. Wayne Sager of the Strasburg Police Department. Albert then kicked the groin of a police officer attempting to restrain her, before she was taken into custody.

She received a six-month sentence for the assault on the police officer, and one month for the assault on a family member, her third offense of the sort.

Also Wednesday, Hupp sentenced Julie Mae Gifft, 31, to five years in jail with all but seven months suspended for methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute.

According to information provided by the prosecutors, Gifft was stopped in her car in Woodstock in December 2014 when officers found a container in her car holding a methamphetamine precursor. They then obtained and executed a search warrant on her house where more precursors were found.

Gifft pled guilty, and will serve her sentence starting Friday.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com