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Beltrami County court report for Aug. 15

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Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Mikeal John Archambault, 31, of Bena, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 2 for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name.

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He was sentenced to 335 days in jail stayed for two years and two years of probation to the court on the following conditions: He must pay fine and costs of $583 and have no same or similar offenses.

At 11:41 p.m. June 22, Bemidji Police officers responded to a party complaint and found juveniles consuming alcohol. Archambault gave officers a false name. He has prior convictions of felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime in Cass County, felony theft in Anoka County and three incidents of giving a false name in Beltrami, Itasca and Cass counties.

Tory Glenn Skime, 31, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 2 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 335 days stayed on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail with work release and four days credit for time served; serve four years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $1,108; undergo and follow recommendations of chemical dependency assessment; not use alcohol or controlled substances and not enter establishments where alcohol is sold or served; and submit to random testing.

At 12:40 a.m. June 20, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Skime driving of U.S. Highway 2 near Wilton and crossing fog lines and rumble strip. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech on Skime. Skime performed field sobriety tests poorly and was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .16 on the Intoxilator.

Edward Allen Davis, 49, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Aug. 2 to felony ineligible person in possession of a pistol. His next court date is Sept. 21.

According to the criminal complaint: At 5 p.m. June 30 at the Lake Bemidji waterfront, Skime offered to sell a Smith and Wesson .38 special pistol to a Jaycees Water Carnival worker. A Bemidji Police officer stopped Davis, who had the gun with six spent cartridges in the cylinder in his pocket. Davis has convictions for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and felony domestic assault in Minnesota, felony convictions in Louisiana and Wisconsin and DWI convictions in Minnesota and Arizona.

Terrence Lee Senogles, 35, of Red Lake, pleaded innocent Aug. 2 to felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. His next court date is Sept. 21.

According to the criminal complaint: At 2:40 a.m. April 1, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw a vehicle driven by Senogles speeding and weaving in the lane on state Highway 89. The deputy activated lights and siren, but Senogles speeded up the 100 mph and led a 14-mile chase to the Red Lake Nation border where red Lake Tribal Police officers made the traffic stop. Senogles' driving privileges were revoked and he has had previous convictions for DWI.

Clinton Robert Zenzius, 24, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Aug. 2 to felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. His next court date is Sept. 21.

According to the criminal complaint: At 11 p.m. May 19, Bemidji Police officers responded to a report of an assault at a downtown bar. When they arrived they found the bartender with a bloody face and patrons holding Zenzius down. Zenzius had assaulted the bartender with a pool cue. Zenzius has previous convictions for felony first-degree burglary, felony second-degree burglary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and three convictions for third-degree burglary.

Jared Lee Martell, 21, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to felony fourth-degree assault of peace officers. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 4.

At 1:51a.m. July 11, a Bemidji Police officer saw Martell urinating in the Union Square parking lot against city ordinance. As the officers put Martell in the squad car, he kicked them in the arm and face and spit on them.

Anthony John Mountain, 48, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to felony first-degree DWI within 10 years of three or more qualified impaired-driving incidents. He sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 23.

At 2 a.m. June 19, Bemidji Police went to North Country Regional Hospital Emergency Room in response to a call about a patient who had been hit by a pickup truck. Mountain had driven the pickup and struck the victim, then had taken her to the hospital. Mountain was waiting in the lobby. Officers detected the odor of alcohol, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech on Mountain. A preliminary breath test registered .132. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he tested at .13. His driving privileges had been cancelled as inimical to public safety and he has nine prior DWI convictions since 1983, with four within the last 10 years.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Amy Marie Moylan, 31, of Shevlin, pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 27 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI - refusal to submit to a chemical test.

She was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 335 days stayed and credit for five days served on the following conditions: She must serve 30 days in jail and four years of probation the court; pay fine and costs of $1,108; complete and follow the recommendations of a chemical dependency assessment, with a furlough for treatment; not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is served or sold; and undergo random testing.

At 1:30 a.m. Dec. 31, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Moylan driving erratically at about 20 mph on U.S. Highway 2 near Wilton. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech on Moylan. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and had a preliminary breath test registering .134. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she became belligerent and refused to give a second breath sample.

Luke Jeffrey Glime, 35, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty July 27 to felony third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm, amended from felony first-degree burglary.

On Oct. 18, Beltrami County deputies responded to a report of an assault at a residence in Bemidji Township. Glime had entered the home and pushed a resident through a kitchen window. The victim had significant lacerations on his arm, neck and chin.

Rodney Lee Jackson, 36, of Redby, pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 27 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWU with two aggravating factors.

He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 335 days stayed and credit for three days served on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail; pay fine and costs of $1,108; complete and follow the recommendations of a chemical dependency assessment; not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 10:47 p.m. April 28, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Jackson driving and crossing the fog line onto the shoulder of the road. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and glassy, watery eyes on Jackson. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and registered .213 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .22. His driving privileges were valid. He had one prior DWI conviction in 2007.

Rodney Elwin Gates, 50, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 27, for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety.

He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 350 days stayed on the following conditions: He must serve two years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $1,083; not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served; undergo random testing and not drive without valid license and insurance.

At 4:51 p.m. April 12, a Blackduck Police officer stopped Gates in Blackduck for having a taillight out. The officer found that Gates' driving privileges had been cancelled. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail. He had his license cancelled in 1994 and 2005 and had convictions for DWI in 1985, 1990, 1994 and 2005.

Patrick John Bailey, 25, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 27 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI - refusal to submit to chemical testing.

He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 335 days stayed and credit for one day served on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail with work release and four years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $1,108; complete and follow the recommendation of chemical dependency assessment; not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 10:24 p.m. June 9 Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a possible drunk driver in a truck with a headlight out. The deputy found the vehicle and made a traffic stop. Bailey had no insurance, and the deputy detected the odor of alcohol and slurred speech on the driver. Bailey performed poorly on field sobriety tests and registered .242 on a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he refused further tests. His driving privileges had been revoked and he had a conviction for DWI in 2007.

Eric James Loonsfoot, 37, of Hines, pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 27 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 335 days stayed and credit for one day served on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail with work release and three years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $1,108; complete and follow the recommendations of chemical dependency assessment; not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 1:32 a.m. March 18, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy followed a pickup out of Wilton. The driver was driving erratically. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and slurred speech on Loonsfoot. Loonsfoot performed poorly on field sobriety tests and register .172 in preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he register .15. His driving privileges were revoked and he had one prior DWI conviction in 2006.

Eugene Nason, 47, of Deer River, pleaded guilty May 21 and was sentenced July 28 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. A charge of gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety was dismissed.

He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 320 days stayed on the following conditions: He must serve 45 days in jail; pay fine and costs of $1,108; not use alcohol or controlled substances; and undergo random testing.

At 9:30 a.m. May 20, a Minnesota Highway Patrol trooper saw Nason driving south in a northbound lane. The trooper made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol. Nason was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .10. His driving privileges had been cancelled as inimical to public safety. He had four prior DWI convictions.

Janelle Ann Rogers, 41, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 27 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI - refusal to submit to chemical testing with two or more aggravating factors.

She was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 275 days stayed and one day credit for time served on the following conditions: She must serve 90 days in jail with work release and four years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $1,108; complete and follow the recommendations of chemical dependency assessment; not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 1:45 a.m. Feb. 26, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw a vehicle cross the fog line and weave in the lane. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech on Rogers. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and refused a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she refused testing. Her driving privileges were valid with a no-drink order. She had three prior DWI convictions.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Brendin Andrew Rickert, 18, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty July 27 to felony predatory offender -knowingly violates registration requirements. His next court date will be Aug. 30.

On Dec. 17, 2004, Rickert, was adjudicated delinquent after he was found guilty of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Stearns County. As a result of his juvenile adjudication, he has an obligation to register as a predatory offender. After his adjudication, he moved to Beltrami County and resided on Shorecrest Road Northeast. According to the BCA Predatory Offender Unit records, this address was his last known registered address. Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies recently discovered that he had left his residence and was living at a different location and had not registered his new address. On May 9, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call at the 7300 block of Beaulieu Circle Northeast. The deputy was informed that Rickert was living in the residence. The deputy spoke with Rickert who said he knew he was not compliant and that he had been residing at this residence for the past two weeks. He said he had left the other residence and had been living at a couple of different residences over the past two months. He was arrested and transported to the Beltrami County Jail.

Paul Louis Kramer III, 22, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty July 23 to felony receiving stolen property. Charges of felony possession of burglary or theft tools and felony possess/use police radio while committing felony are scheduled to be dismissed at sentencing.

On April 6, Bemidji Police officers received a report of a theft from vehicles parked at a local repair shop. Valuable electronic equipment had been stolen including a police scanner, several car stereos and speakers. In the preceding months, law enforcement had learned that Kramer and another man had been engaged in the theft and sale of copper and other valuable metals as well as industrial equipment, from establishments in the Bemidji Industrial Park, as well as from construction companies staging and storage areas in Beltrami County. Stolen items had been recovered from a residence on Miles Avenue in Bemidji. The inside of the garage was an apparent "chop shop" for the processing of stolen copper wiring. Plastic insulation had been stripped from wiring was located, along with a scale and necessary tools. It was discovered that Kramer had sold copper as recently as that morning. A police radio was found in plain sight in a nearby vehicle. A search warrant was executed and more than $1,000 of stolen radio equipment was found. There were also multiple tools consistent with the implements necessary to remove the electronics and wiring from vehicle.

In a separate incident, Kramer pleaded guilty July 23 to felony receiving stolen property. His next court date will be Aug. 9.

On Jan. 4, pipeline officials reported to Beltrami County Law Enforcement that a large quantity of heavy-gauge copper wire and an AC/DC converter cubicle had been stolen from their property in Bemidji. The converter also contained large quantities of industrial-grade copper wiring. At the same time and automotive company reported the theft of a quantity of copper wiring from their property. Kramer and two other men were suspected of stealing and selling the copper. Footprints obtained from the scene matched those at Kramer's residence. Tracks were also found leading to the door of the garage. The door was open and deputies observed a large box in the garage which contained a large quantity of copper wiring, some of which had been stripped. There were several pipe cutters and a Sawzall power tool. Deputies discovered from neighbors that a snowplow had been used to push the converter into the garage. Kramer had sold 450 pounds of copper, some of which matched the copper from the converter. The value of the converter box exceeded $2,500.

Dylan Wesley Stately, 17, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 23 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

He was sentenced to one year in jail, of which 355 days were stayed for four years. He must serve 10 days in jail; must serve the remainder of the adult sentence in the secure unit at Northern Minnesota Juvenile Center. Then placed in the non-secure unite at NMJC to serve out the juvenile files; placed on four years of supervised probation; follow all standard conditions of probation; pay or work off a fine of $858.

At 2:52 a.m. July 21, Stately was arrested for DWI. He registered a preliminary breath alcohol concentration of .224

Christina Grace Sonnenberg, 21, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 26 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI.

She was sentenced to one year in jail, of which 335 days were stayed for four years. She must serve 24 days on work release with credit for six days served; granted furlough for treatment; to be served consecutively with separate case; placed on probation to the courts for four years; pay or work off a fine of $1,108 and follow all standard conditions of probation.

At 11:10 p.m. March 19, a Bemidji Police officer arrested Sonnenberg for DWI. She registered a preliminary breath alcohol concentration of .242 in the field. She has one prior alcohol related conviction.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Bezhiganakwad Nelson Hardy, 38, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty July 6 and was sentenced Aug. 2 for felony failing to register as a predatory offender.

He was sentenced to 26 months in prison, with credit for 76 days served and fined $130.

A second count of failing to register as a predatory offender was dismissed.

Hardy has convictions for aggravated robbery; third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving force and coercion; third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm; and felony level drug possession offenses. He is required to register his address as a predatory offender.

On April 17, 2006, he registered at a Bemidji residence. On Sept. 18, 2006, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents sent a letter to verify that address but received no response. Hardy had moved to another Bemidji address without notifying authorities. He was located and arrested.

Darrell Emery Loud, 37, of Ponemah, pleaded guilty June 7 and was sentenced July 12 for felony domestic assault.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must serve 69 days in jail and five years of supervised probation; pay or work off a fine and costs of $1,083; have no contact with the victim; not use alcohol and controlled substances or enter establishments that sell or serve alcohol; undergo random testing; submit a DNA sample; complete and follow the recommendations of chemical dependency assessment and aftercare; undergo anger management training; take medications as prescribed; and pay restitution.

At 2 p.m. May 5, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic assault in Ten Lake Township. The victim had visible in juries on her face, neck and arms. Loud was arrested nearby. He was wanted on two outstanding warrants and has two convictions for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle in Beltrami County, four convictions for giving a peace officer a false name and two convictions for domestic assault.

Robert Joseph Jones, 29, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 3 for felony fourth-degree assault with the intention of transferring bodily fluids.

He was sentenced to 19 months in prison with credit for 145 days served and fined $133.

On Oct. 17, Jones was on probation for felony fourth-degree assault of a peace officer in Cass County and gross misdemeanor domestic assault in Beltrami County with the conditions of a no-drink order and random testing. At 9:37 p.m., Beltrami and Cass County deputies and Leech Lake Tribal Police responded to shots being fired at a Cass Lake residence. Jones was found with a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He refused a breath test and kicked and hammered at the door when he was arrested and placed in a squad car. He also spit in an officer's face.

Jason Albert Fultz, 35, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty June 29 and was sentenced Aug. 2 for felony violation of a no-contact order within 10 years of two or more similar convictions.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must serve five years of supervised probation; complete and follow the recommendations of chemical dependency assessment and after care; undergo anger management training; not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served; no have guns or ammunition; make no threats; and have no contact with victims.

On March 25, Fultz was charged with second-degree assault of a woman and was issued a no-contact order. On April 15, he violated the no-contact order by calling her numerous times from the Beltrami County Jail. He has convictions for fifth-degree domestic assault in 1993 and 1996 in Hennepin County and third-degree domestic assault in 2002 in Hennepin County, which are "qualified domestic violence-related offenses."

Kimberly Ann Hunt, 25, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Aug. 2 to felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon causing substantial bodily harm, felony third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm and felony second-degree riot. Her next court date is Sept. 21.

According to the criminal complaint: At 1:15 a.m. July 8, a woman reported that she was the victim of threatening text messages from Hunt and two other people. Hunt went to the victim's home with two others, and the three assaulted her. Bemidji Police officers were called. They found the victim on the ground with blood covering her head and upper body and her right ear torn in half. She was treated at North Country Regional Hospital.

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