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Beltrami County Court Report for December 31

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In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Timothy John Adams, 25, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Nov. 16 and was sentenced Dec. 20 for felony third-degree sale of crack cocaine.

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He was sentenced to 30 days on work release with credit for three days served on the following conditions: He must serve 20 years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,158; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substance or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing and searches; submit a DNA sample; and attend AA.

On April 14, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force confidential reliable informant bought a gram of crack cocaine from Adams. The deal was in a Bemidji area business parking lot.

David Keith Utz, 48, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Nov. 11 and was sentenced Dec. 20 for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substances, amended from felony third-degree sale of Oxycodone.

He was sentenced to 15 days in jail to be served on weekends on the following conditions: He must serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $658; serve 15 days on electric home alcohol monitoring before reporting to jail; not use or possess controlled substances; undergo random testing and searches; submit a DNA sample; and not ship, transport, possess or receive firearms or ammunition;

At 4:45 p.m. Feb. 6, agents of the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force had a confidential reliable informant buy two 80milligram tablets of Oxycodone from Utz in a Bemidji business parking lot.

Dallin Richard Padilla, 20, of Kirkland, Wash., pleaded innocent Dec. 20 to felony fifth-degree possession of marijuana and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Jan. 11.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 8 p.m. Nov. 11, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol made a traffic stop having clocked Padilla driving 69 mph in a 55 mph zone. The deputy detected the odor of burned marijuana in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle turned up 95.3 grams of marijuana, nine marijuana cigarettes and five oxycodone tablets.

Guy Thomas SunRhodes, 23, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 and was sentenced Dec. 20 for felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon causing substantial bodily harm, amended from felony first-degree assault.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison with credit for 193 days served and must pay fine and costs of $208 and restitution and submit a DNA sample.

At 5 a.m. June 11, Bemidji Police officers responded to a fight involving several men wielding bottles. The officers saw a man with a bloody shirt. SunRhodes had chased the victim and stabbed him twice with a serrated kitchen knife. The victim was taken to North Country Regional Hospital, where it was determined that he would have died without emergency treatment.

Kerry Ann Sayers, 26, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty June 15 and was sentenced Dec. 20 for felony fifth-degree possession of Vicadin.

She was sentenced to 30 days on work release on the following conditions: She must serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $575; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 9:40 p.m. April 22, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on patrol saw a vehicle stopped in traffic. When the driver moved on, the deputy observed the vehicle cross the center line, fog line and traveling at 38 mph in a 55 mph zone. Sayers was a passenger in the vehicle. The deputy made a traffic stop and observed the odor of burnt marijuana in the vehicle. Sayers admitted to smoking marijuana. The deputy searched the vehicle and found Vicadin, as well as evidence of white powder under Sayers' nose. She admitted to snorting the drug. There was an outstanding warrant for Sayers' arrest.

Damian Allen Kingbird, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Dec. 20 to felony domestic assault. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Feb. 8.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 2:53 a.m. Nov. 30, a woman reported that Kingbird had assaulted her by punching her in the face several times. He has four prior domestic violence convictions in the last 10 years: in 2002 and 2004 in Beltrami County; in 2007 and 2010 in Crow Wing County.

Yvette Marie Neadeau, 44, of Red Lake, pleaded innocent Dec. 20 to gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Feb. 8.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 9:30 a.m. June 19 a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw her driving without a license.

Winfield William White, 41, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Dec. 15 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI refusal to test.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail with credit for 21 days served; serve three years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $585; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; and enroll in ASPEN.

At 6:15 p.m. Dept. 7, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a vehicle in a ditch. White was walking along the road near the vehicle in possession of the ignition key. He was on four no-drink orders, but the deputy detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on White who registered .304 in a preliminary breath test. He had no driver's license. He had prior convictions of giving a peace officer a false name and escape from custody.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Daryl Richard Aderman Jr., 27, of Puposky, pleaded guilty Nov. 8 and was sentenced Dec. 13 for felony first-degree DWI with three or more convictions in 10 years.

He was sentenced to 42 months in prison stayed for seven years on the following conditions: He must serve 90 days in jail with credit for 20 days served; serve seven years of supervised probation; complete chemical dependency assessment and complete the DWI program and aftercare; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing and searches; and submit a DNA sample.

At 1:39 a.m. Sept. 11, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Aderman driving erratically, crossing the fog line and running partly off the roadway. The deputy made a traffic stop. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech on Aderman, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .14 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he produced a urine sample. He had three prior DWI convictions in2003 and August and November 2006.

Herman August Dudley, 59, of Bemidji pleaded guilty Oct. 11 and was sentenced Dec. 13 for gross misdemeanor domestic abuse- violation of an order for protection.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 350 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 15 days on work release in Hubbard County; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $583; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; and have no contact with the victim.

At 3:25 p.m. Nov. 16, Dudley called a woman at work five times between 3:22 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. and left multiple messages. The woman was under an order for protection against Dudley, who had a previous conviction for violating an order for protection May 2, 2002.

Aaron David Roland, 23, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Dec. 13 for gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

He was sentenced on the obstruction conviction to 30 days in jail stayed for one year on the following conditions: He must serve one year of probation to the court and pay fine and costs of $360.

He was sentenced on the misdemeanor conviction to the same conditions as for the obstruction conviction and $100 fine.

At 12:50 a.m. Nov. 14, Bemidji Police officers were called to a Bemidji bar where Roland was causing a disturbance. He refused to leave, swore at the officers and had to be restrained.

Brian Lee Martin, 29, of Bemidji pleaded guilty Nov. 8 and was sentenced Dec. 13 for gross misdemeanor domestic assault.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 185 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 180 days in jail with credit for 47 days served and furlough for CD assessment and domestic violence program; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $660; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 8 p.m. Oct. 28, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic assault. Martin had beaten up a woman and bloodied her face. He has convictions for first-degree aggravated robbery from 2001, fifth-degree assault in 2003 and 2005 and fourth-degree assault of a peace officer in 2007, all in St. Louis County, and a warrant out on a trespass in Hennepin County.

Charlotte Johanna King, 27, of Redby, pleaded Oct. 19 and was sentenced Dec. 13 for felony attempting to fraudulently obtain Vicadin and gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name.

On the drug conviction, she was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for seven days served; serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $500; not use of possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing and searches; and undergo aftercare.

At 11:15 a.m. Aug. 11, 2009, she tried to obtain Vicadin with an altered prescription at a Blackduck pharmacy.

On the false name conviction, she was sentenced to one year in jail with 30 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: She must serve 335 days in jail; serve two years of probation to the court; and pay fine and costs of $458.

At 5 p.m. June 14, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle with invalid license plates. King was a passenger in the vehicle and gave the deputy a false name and date of birth. She had at the time outstanding warrants for attempting to obtain Vicodin with a fraudulent prescription in Beltrami County.

Todd Michael Johns, 25, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty Nov. 1 and was sentenced Dec. 13 doe felony domestic assault.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must serve 180 days in jail with credit for 69 days served; serve five years of supervised probation; pay fines and costs of $1,158; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing and searches; submit DNA sample; follow CHIPS rules; undergo domestic abuse counseling and treatment; undergo domestic abuse program; and have no contact with the victim.

On Aug. 19, Bemidji Police received a report that Johns had entered a home in Bemidji about 5 p.m. Aug. 10 and beat up a woman. He hit her in the face, pushed her down and choked her. He wouldn't let her leave, but he left Aug. 12 and she was able to get medical help for her injuries. Johns has prior assault convictions of the same woman in 2005, 2009 and July 2010. He also had a current no-contact order for her and her children.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Jimmy Paul Medrano, 50, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Nov. 11 and was sentenced Dec. 20 for gross misdemeanor domestic assault (subsequent violation).

He was sentenced to one year in jail stayed for two years on the following conditions: he must serve two years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $660; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendation; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing; undergo domestic abuse counseling and treatment; and not transport, ship, possess, or receive firearms or ammunition.

At 11:55 p.m. Nov. 10, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic disturbance. Medrano had assaulted a woman. He had slurred speech and the odor of alcohol and registered .211 on a preliminary breath test. He had a prior conviction for fifth-degree domestic assault of the same woman in 2010 in Beltrami County.

Loretta Nay Escareno, 43, of Bemidji, was found guilty by a jury Dec. 15 and was sentenced Dec. 23 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI, refusal of chemical testing.

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 sentence to serve with credit for two days served; serve three years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $883; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendation; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing; undergo ASPEN; write a letter of apology; and complete treatment.

At 5:42 p.m. June 20, Escareno called dispatch to report that she had hit a deer. A Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy went to her house and detected the odor of alcohol on Escareno, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. She registered .168 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she was belligerent and refused an Intoxilyzer test. Her driving privileges were valid at the time of her arrest. She had one prior DWI conviction in 1997.

Lawrence Edward Krumrey II, 24, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Dec. 28 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two aggravating factors.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 350 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 15 days in jail with credit for 11 days served; serve three years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $835; complete chemical dependency assessment and following recommendations; undergo random testing; not drink and drive; and attend ASPEN.

At 6:10 p.m. Dec. 18, a Bemidji Police officer saw expired license tabs on the vehicle Krumrey was driving. The officer followed and saw Krumrey park the vehicle and switch places with his passenger. There was a 3-year-old child in the vehicle. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Krumrey. He failed field sobriety tests and registered .220 on a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .20 on the Intoxilyzer. His driving privileges were valid at the time of his arrest, and he had no prior DWIs.

Courtney Edward Fisherman, 30, of Redby, pleaded guilty Dec. 28 to felony motor vehicle theft, gross misdemeanor burglary and misdemeanor fleeing a peace officer in some other method than a motor vehicle. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 31.

At 1:14 a.m. July 18, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office received a report of a stolen 1994 Chevrolet Suburban. The deputy found the vehicle in a ditch on Irvine Avenue Northwest. Fisherman fled on foot. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail. At the time of his arrest, he had two prior convictions for felony motor vehicle theft in 1998 and 2000; gross misdemeanor obstruction with force in 1998; misdemeanor false information in 2000; and felony first-degree burglary in 2001.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Robbi James Blue, 38, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty Nov. 8 and was sentenced Dec. 27 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two or more aggravating factors.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail; serve four years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $360; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; and complete DWI program.

At 1:23 a.m. Oct. 14, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Blue driving erratically and running onto the shoulder. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on Blue. Blue refused field sobriety tests and registered .267 on a preliminary breath test. He was taken to North Country Regional Hospital for a urine test. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid and he had two previous DWI convictions in the last 10 years in Beltrami County in 2005 and 2006.

Iris Faith Lyons, 32, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Dec. 27 for gross misdemeanor third-degree riot.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 353 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: She must serve 12 days in jail; serve two years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $658; make restitution; and have no contact with victims.

At 1:15 a.m. July 8, Lyons was involved with others in an assault of a woman, striking the side of her head, almost tearing off her ear and hitting her head with a blunt instrument or rock. The victim required treatment at North Country Regional Hospital.

Jessica Renee Simpson, 35, of Bagley, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Dec. 27 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor, namely child endangerment.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 350 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: She must serve 15 days in jail in Clearwater County at no expense to Beltrami County; serve three years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $860; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; and write a letter of apology to the parents of the children who were in her vehicle when she was arrested.

At 5:52 p.m. Dec. 4, a Minnesota Highway Patrol trooper responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch. The trooper detected the odor of alcohol on Simpson, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. She failed field sobriety tests and refused a preliminary breath test. Three 13-year-old boys were in the vehicle when she drove it into the ditch. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she produced a urine sample. Her driving privileges were valid at the time of her arrest and she had no prior violations.

Joseph Scott Mathison, 34, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Dec. 27 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor. A second charge of misdemeanor theft was dismissed at sentencing.

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 two days served; serve three years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $860; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing.

At 1:25 a.m. Sept. 19, a gas station attendant reported a gasoline drive-off theft. A Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol on Mathison, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. He failed field sobriety tests and registered .24 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .21 in an Intoxilyzer test. His driving privileges were valid at the time of his arrest, and he had one prior DWI conviction in 1998 in Clearwater County.

Daniel Lee Cook, 28, of Redby, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 and was sentenced Dec. 27 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

He was sentenced to 23 days in jail and must serve four years of supervised probation, pay fine and costs of $1,158; not drive without license and insurance; and have no driver's license violations. Successful completion of probation will result in a misdemeanor conviction.

At 8 p.m. Aug. 17, 2009, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Cook driving without a seat belt. The deputy activated emergency lights, but Cook didn't stop. The deputy activated the siren, but Cook continued into the Red Lake Reservation where a Red Lake Police officer picked up the chase and made the arrest.

Merle James Wakonabo, 41, of Redby, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Dec. 27 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety and misdemeanor driving without insurance.

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 with credit for four days served; serve two years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $408; and obtain a driver's license.

At 11:44 a.m. June 19, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper saw Wakonabo driving 77 mph in a 65 mph zone. The trooper made a traffic stop and found that Wakonabo had no driver's license or insurance. He license had been cancelled in 1995, 2007 and 2009 and not reinstated.

Darren Lloyd Stebe, 36, of Alexandria, Minn., pleaded guilty Sept. 13 to felony first-degree sale of methamphetamine. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 22.

In February and March, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force confidential reliable informant bought a total of 12.3 grams of meth from Stebe. Stebe has prior convictions for felony motor vehicle theft and four cases of third-degree burglary in 1993 and 1998 North Dakota; third-degree burglary in 1994 in Clearwater County; first-degree burglary in 1998 in Douglas County; and served nine years and three months in prison for first-degree aggravated robbery.

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