Jewkes’ sentencing set for Aug. 19

PINEDALE – Jade S. Jewkes, of Jackson, will be sentenced Thursday in 9th District Court after pleading guilty to all charges resulting from a fatal collision on New Year’s Day. She changed her not guilty pleas – without a plea agreement – to aggravated vehicular homicide, under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. She collided almost head-on with Shane Deal, of Pinedale, in his own lane of travel. Deal died later that night.

Judge Marv Tyler will hear sentencing recommendations from Sublette County Attorney Mike Crosson and defense attorneys John LaBuda Law Office. The hearing starts at 9 a.m. with five hours blocked out if needed. Only 18 people can attend in person due to COVID-19 restrictions.