Early man gets probation for Alta home burlgary

Quinn Eugene Nierling, 43, of Early, was granted three years probation Monday after being sentenced to prison for a term not to exceed five years.

The sentence came as a result of the defendant’s entry of a guilty plea to the charge of burglary.

The conviction resulted from an investigation beginning June 26 by the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office after receiving a report that over $10,000 had been taken from the residence of Desiree Suter, the owner of Scooter’s Bar and Grill in Alta.

Nierling was brought into the Sheriff’s Office for questioning and admitted to entering the Suter residence without consent, removing the bag with money that he spent.

Terms of probation include substance abuse evaluation and treatment. Court records show Nierling has a history of alcohol-related criminal convictions dating back to 1988 in Buena Vista and Clay Counties.

The state of Iowa appeared by Buena Vista County Attorney Dave Patton.

M.W. Miller Jr., of Cherokee, represented the defendant.