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Bemidji, 56619

Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Benjamin Roy Cloud, 47, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Oct. 20 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety.

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He was sentenced to one year in jail with 350 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 15 days in jail; serve two years of probation to the court; pay or work off fine and costs of $580; not drive without insurance; and have no driver's license violations.

At 4:30 p.m. April 28, 2008, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Cloud driving a vehicle with a cracked windshield. The deputy made a traffic stop. Cloud had no driver's license.

Lynnette King, 42, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Oct. 20 for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name and misdemeanor driving after revocation.

On the false name conviction, she was sentenced to one year in jail with 350 days stayed for one year on the following conditions: She must serve 15 days in jail; serve one year of probation to the court; and pay fine and costs of $333.

On the misdemeanor conviction she must pay a fine of $200.

At 10:18 a.m. Oct. 19, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy clocked King driving 67 in a 55 mph zone. The deputy made a traffic stop. King had no identification and gave a false name because there was a Beltrami County warrant out for her arrest. Her driving privileges had been revoked in 2009 and not reinstated.

William Joseph Triplett, 43, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Nov. 1 to felony theft. His next court date is Jan. 11.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 7 p.m. Sept. 4, with another man, Trplett entered an auto salvage yard and stole $2,575 worth of auto parts.

Michael James Caccia, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent to felony theft. . His next court date is Jan. 11.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 7 p.m. Sept. 4, with another man, Caccia entered an auto salvage yard and stole $2,575 worth of auto parts.

Shane Allen Kingbird, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Nov. 1 to felony third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm. His next court date is Jan. 11.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 1:30 a.m. July 7, along with two other people, Kingbird went up to a man and woman sitting on a bench in downtown Bemidji and beat them up, punching and kicking the pair to the ground and causing disfiguring injuries to their faces. The male victim was taken to North Country Regional Hospital and kept in intensive care. The female victim was also taken to NCRH for treatment. Kingbird was adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile for third-degree assault in 1998.

Monte Lin Kirby, 57, of Rifle, Colo., pleaded guilty and was sentenced Nov. 1 for gross misdemeanor DWI refusal to undergo chemical testing and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. A charge of misdemeanor domestic assault was dismissed.

On the DWI conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail with 345 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 20 days on work release; serve three years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $1,108;undergo chemical dependency assessment and treatment; not drink and drive; and undergo random testing.

On the assault conviction, he must serve 90 days in jail with 70 days stayed for one year on the following conditions: He must serve 20 days o work release and pay fine and costs of $250.

At 8:35 p.m. July 28, Kirby was in a boat on a Beltrami County lake when a witness in another boat heard a woman screaming and holding onto the gunwale of Kirby's boat as Kirby was pushing her under the water. The witness took the women into his boat and headed for shore. Kirby also went to shore where he punched the other boater in the face. He registered .14 in a preliminary breath test and was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he refused the Intoxilyzer test. His driver's license was valid at the time of his arrest and he has no prior DWI convictions.

David Lee Williams Jr., 29, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Nov. 2 to felony fifth-degree possession on a controlled substance, namely Clnazepam. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13.

At 2:15 p.m. Oct. 15, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Williams driving. The deputy knew Williams licenses had been suspended. Dispatch also informed the deputy that Williams had a warrant out for his arrest from Grand Forks County, N.D. When Williams was arrested, he had three Clonazepam tablets in his possession.

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