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Beltrami County Court Report for January 9

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In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Curtis Jay French, 24, of Ponemah pleaded guilty Nov. 19 and was sentenced Dec. 27 for gross misdemeanor domestic abuse, namely violation of an order for protection. He was also sentenced Dec. 27, following a Dec. 6 guilty plea for gross misdemeanor giving false information to a peace officer. On that charge an addition count of felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime was dismissed.

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On the domestic abuse conviction, French was sentenced to one year in jail with 293 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 72 days on sentenced to serve; 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; undergo domestic abuse counseling and treatment; and have no contact with the victim.

On false information conviction, he must serve one year in jail with 281 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 84 days on sentenced to serve; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $660; undergo random testing; have no contact with victims and follow the other probation requirements for the domestic abuse sentence.

At midnight Oct. 16 a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of violation of an order for protection. The officer detected the odor of alcohol on French.

At 12:40 a.m. Sept. 127, while he was on conditional release following a guilty plea to another domestic abuse charge he gave a peace officer a false name.

He also possessed at the time of his arrest a glass pipe for smoking methamphetamine or crack cocaine.

In Beltrami County Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Wendell Rodney Blue, 29, of Puposky, pleaded guilty Jan. 3 to felony third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 14.

At 3:28 a.m. June 25, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of domestic assault. Blue had beaten up a woman. He was found asleep in a bed next to a 3-year-old child with blood on his shirt, shorts and hands. There was also blood on the refrigerator and a bath towel.

The officer detected the odor of alcohol on Blue. He was taken to the Beltrami Coiunty Jail where he registered .155 in a preliminary breath test. He has prior convictions for simple robbery in 1992; felon in possession of a firearm in 1999; fifth-degree controlled substance crime in 2007; motor vehicle theft in 2008; and a previous incidence of domestic assault.

Corey Allen Delcourt, 25, of Isanti, Minn., pleaded guilty Nov. 22 and was sentenced Jan. 3 for felony aiding and abetting receiving stolen property.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days on work release; serve two years of probation to the court; and pay or work off fine and costs of $658.

At noon Aug. 10, Delcourt, with others, was involved in stealing fishing tackle from boats moored on Upper Red Lake.

Jeremy Alan Jones, 26, of Deer River, Minn., pleaded guilty Aug. 10 and was sentenced Jan. 3 for felony theft of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name.

One the motor vehicle theft, Jones was sentenced to 19 months in prison with credit for 75 days served and fine, costs and restitution of $19,813.

On the false name charge, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

At 7:22 a.m. Feb. 21, Beltrami County Sheriff 's deputies responded to a report that an ambulance had gone into a ditch and broke off a power pole on Lavinia Road Southeast. Deputies found Jones injured and walking along the road without winter clothes.

He gave deputies a false name. He had in his pockets the ambulance GPS unit and cell phone. Bemidji Ambulance reported the vehicle stolen.

Eli Benaise, 20, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Jan. 3 to gross misdemeanor domestic assault. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 14.

On Dec. 4, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a domestic assault report. Benaise had assaulted a woman, putting her in a choke hold and cutting the phone cord when she tried to make an emergency call.

Dylan Wesley Stately, 18, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 3 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two aggravating factors.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 365 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve four years of supervised probation; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances and undergo random testing.

At 1:21 a.m. Dec. 18, a Beltrami County deputy on routine patrol saw Stately driving on a concrete median. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol on Stately, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech.

Stately registered .203 on a preliminary breath test. He refused field sobriety tests. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .20 on the Intoxilyzer test.

His license was revoked at the time of his arrest. He had a prior DWI conviction in July 2010.

Vincent Keith Roy, 19, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced an. 3 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWU refusal to submit to chemical testing.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 316 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 49 days in jail with credit for 33 days served; serve two years of probation to the court; pay or work off fine and costs of $935; complete chemical dependency assessment; undergo random testing; and not drink and drive.

At 1:22 a.m. Nov. 5, a Bemidji Police officer saw Roy back out of a drive and accelerate.

The officer made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and slurred speech on Roy.

Roy refused field sobriety and preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he refused testing. He had a valid driver's license at the time of his arrest and no prior DWI convictions. He was under a no-drink order at the time of his arrest pending a case of felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

Virgil Lee Ravensborg, 43, of Redby, pleaded guilty March 22 and was sentenced Jan. 3 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 365 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve two years of probation to the court; and pay fine and costs of $583.

At 2:29 a.m. March 9, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Ravensborg fail to signal a turn. The deputy made a traffic stop.

Ravensborg's license had been cancelled in 1996. He had multiple convictions for driving after cancellations between 1996 and the time of his arrest.

Tyrone Edward Freyholtz, 21, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty Nov. 22 and was sentenced Jan. 3 for gross misdemeanor interference with a 911 call and misdemeanor domestic assault.

On the interference conviction, Freyholtz was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days on work release; serve two years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $408; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing; and undergo domestic abuse counseling and treatment.

On the misdemeanor domestic assault conviction, he must pay a fine of $200, complete treatment and follow the other requirements for the interference probation.

At 2:26 a.m. July 20, the Blackduck Police Department received a 911 call, which was interrupted. Freyholtz had punched a woman.

Jeremy Roy Kruger, 35, of Bemidji, was found guilty by a jury Dec. 13 and was sentenced Jan. 3 for felony second-degree sale of 3 grams or more of amphetamine, felony fifth-degree sale of Clonazepam and felony second-degree sale of methamphetamine.

He was sentenced to 58 months in prison on each conviction, to be served concurrently and credit for 242 days served.

In February and March a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force confidential reliable informant bought a total of 6.7 grams of methamphetamine and 72 doses of prescription medications from Kruger in Bemidji business parking lots, a park and alleys. He has prior convictions for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime in 2004 and 2007 in Beltrami County and gross misdemeanor possession of narcotics in 1997 in Colorado.

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