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Beltrami County Court Report for August 14

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In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Wesley Edward Marchant, 22, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 1 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

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He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days on work release; serve three years of probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,185; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 9:01 p.m. June 25, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Marchant driving a boat too fast in a no-wake, no-wash zone. The deputy stopped the boat and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Marchant, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .262 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .18 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest for boating while intoxicated, his driving privileges were valid, and he had one prior DWI in 2010.

Betsy Lorraine Maxwell, 45, of Red Lake, pleaded innocent Aug. 1 to felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely hydrocodone. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Sept. 20.

According to the criminal complaint:

Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies stopped a car in which Maxwell was a passenger at an accident site. The deputy detected the odor of burnt marijuana. Maxwell had hydrocodone in a prescription bottle marked with another person's name. At the time of her arrest, she had convictions for fleeing a peace officer in 2002 and 2008 and third-degree DWI in 2008.

Jason Richard Hansen, 37, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Aug. 1 for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine. He requested a court trial, which is scheduled for Sept. 20.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 11:45 p.m. April 29, agents of the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Hansen's residence and found meth.

Renae Lynn Kingbird, 35, of Red Lake, pleaded innocent Aug. 1 to gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Sept. 20.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 4 a.m. June 16, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy found Kingbird in the driver's seat of a car in a ditch. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol. Kingbird registered .19 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center where she registered .21 in a blood test. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid; and she had one prior DWI conviction in 2002.

Patrick John Tweet, 55, of Blackduck, pleaded innocent Aug. 1 to gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Sept. 20.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 6:45 P.M. June 27, a Blackduck Police officer saw Tweet driving an ATV on a trail. The officer knew Tweet's driving privileges were cancelled and made a traffic stop.

Samuel James Staples III, 26, of Cass Lake, pleaded innocent Aug. 1 to two felony counts of third-degree sale of a controlled substance, namely oxycodone. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Sept. 20.

According to the criminal complaint:

During the spring and summer of 2010 a confidential reliable informant bought oxycodone from Staples.

Brian John Williams, 46, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty July 15 and was sentenced Aug. 5 for gross misdemeanor domestic assault, amended from felony domestic assault.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $910; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 10:55 p.m. May 4, a woman called 911 to report that Williams had gouged her. Williams had run off into the woods, but was later located. The Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy making the arrest detected the odor of alcohol and slurred speech on Williams. At the time of his arrest, Williams had prior convictions for fifth-degree assault, harassing phone calls, first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, third-degree DWI and fleeing a peace officer on foot, and was on probation for a March 1 conviction for obstruction the legal process with force.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Kyle Michael Tatreau, 20, of Solway, pleaded innocent Aug. 8 to felony terroristic threats. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Sept. 20.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 10 p.m. July 4, Bemidji Police officers responded to a call about an attempted break-in. Tatreau tried to ram in the door of a residence and threatened to kill the occupant.

Dakota Kalob Medicine, 20, of Bemidji pleaded innocent Aug. 8 to felony third-degree burglary and gross misdemeanor check forgery. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Sept. 20.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 9:30 a.m. April 26, Medicine broke into a business and stole keys and a checkbook. Bemidji Police officers executed a search warrant May 3 and discovered items Medicine bought with the forged check, as well as a pry bar and other tools. At the time, he was on probation for a 2010 conviction for burglary, motor vehicle theft and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle in Beltrami County.

Misty Kay Roy, 23, of Red Lake, pleaded innocent Aug. 8 to felony third-degree sale of a controlled substance, namely oxycodone. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Oct. 18.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 4 p.m. April 12, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force confidential informant bought oxycodone from Roy.

Holly Jean Knutson, 46, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 8 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: She must serve 30 days on work release with credit for three days served; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $610; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 1:25 a.m. June 30, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Knutson run a red light. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Knutson, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .14 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she registered .16 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid, and she had one prior DWIU conviction in 2003 in Beltrami County.

Jonathan James Maxwell, 26, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Aug. 9 to felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Oct. 18.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 9 p.m. June 2, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Maxwell driving a vehicle with no exhaust system. The deputy made a traffic stop and found that Maxwell had no driver's license or insurance. A pill vial in Maxwell's possession contained the controlled substances, for which he had no prescription.

Michael Alan Eugene Martin, 26, of Lake George, pleaded innocent Aug. 9 to gross misdemeanor carrying a pistol without a permit, misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI and misdemeanor driving after suspension. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Oct. 18.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 12:12 a.m. March 2, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy recognized Martin as having an outstanding warrant for driving after suspension against him. The deputy made a traffic stop and saw that Martin was intoxicated, but from something other than alcohol. Martin failed field sobriety tests. A search of the car prior to impounding it turned up a .22 caliber semiautomatic pistol and ammunition. Martin had no permit to carry. He was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center for a blood test. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were suspended. He had no prior DWI convictions.

Adam Kent Christenson, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Aug. 9 to felony second-degree sale of a controlled substance, namely oxycodone. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Oct. 18.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Aug. 13, 2010, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force confidential informant bought oxycodone pills from Christenson. The agents executed a search warrant of his residence and turned up two loaded .45 semiautomatic pistols.

Darrin John Wakonabo, 19, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 8 for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name and misdemeanor possession of liquor by someone younger than 21.

On the false name conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail with 345 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 20 days in jail; serve two years of probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $360; and complete standard probation conditions.

At midnight July 2, a Bemidji Police officer saw Wakonabo drinking outside a bar against city ordinance. The officer confronted Wakonabo, who gave a false name and date of birth. At the time of his arrest, he was on a no-drink order from a previous under-21 consumption conviction and fleeing a peace officer on foot.

Andrew Jon Selzer, 35, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 3 and was sentenced Aug. 9 for felony soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct and three counts of possession of child pornography. Seven additional charges of possession of child pornography were dismissed.

On the soliciting conviction, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve 129 days in jail with credit for 86 days served; serve four years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $660; attend a sex offender's program; undergo polygraph tests; not use the Internet or phone texting or possess pornography or sexually explicit material; have no contact with people younger than 18; register as a predatory offender; and complete standard probation conditions.

On the first possession of child pornography conviction, he was sentenced to 20 months in prison stayed for five years on the same conditions as above. He must serve five years of supervised probation and pay a fine of $500.

On the second possession of child pornography conviction, he was sentenced to 25 months in prison stayed for five years with the same conditions as above and must pay a fine of $500.

On the third possession of child pornography conviction, he was sentenced to 60 months in prison stayed for five years on the same conditions as above and must pay a $500 fine.

On Dec. 12, he contacted a 14-year-old girl in a chat room. On March 21, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant and found many pornographic DVDs involving children in Selzer's residence.

Gary James Nelson, 24, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty June 28 and was sentenced Aug. 9 for felony second-degree burglary.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 27 days served; He must serve 10 years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,160; and complete standard probation conditions. Successful completion of probation will result in a misdemeanor conviction.

At 3:22 a.m. Dec. 18, a couple arrived home to find a strange car in the driveway and the door from the garage into the house open. Nelson was in the house. He had piled electronic equipment from the house into a pickup truck in the garage. The residents detained him until Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies arrived.

Jory David Leister, 33, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 9 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 320 stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve 45 days in jail with credit for seven days served; serve four years of probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $935; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 10:30 p.m. June 1, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a woman's call for help. She said Leister had assaulted her. Leister registered .179 in a preliminary breath test and registered .14 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges had been cancelled; he had three prior DWI convictions in 2000 and 2006; and he had two prior convictions for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle in 2000 and 2006, all in Beltrami County.

Eric Von Roderbiker, 52, of Rock Lake, N.D., pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 8 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 355 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 10 days in jail with credit for three days served; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $860; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 12:30 p.m. July 10, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Roderbiker weaving in his lane, changing lanes without signaling and crossing lines. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol on Roderbiker, who registered .236 in a preliminary breath test and .22 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid, and he had no prior DWI convictions.

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