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Beltrami County Court Report for July 10
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Devon Rondell Lassman, 22, of Deer River, Minn., pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 13 for gross misdemeanor child endangerment and misdemeanor property damage. A charge of misdemeanor domestic assault was dismissed.

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On the child endangerment conviction, 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; pay fine and costs of $1,160; pay restitution; 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 victims. On the property damage conviction, he must serve 90 days in jail with 90 days stayed on the same probation conditions, serve one year of probation and pay a $500 fine.

At 10 a.m. May 23, Bemidji Police officers responded to a call from a woman with a 5-year-old and 3-year-old in the back seat of the car. She had gone to visit a family member. Lassman was at the residence. He punched out the rear window of the car, causing broken glass to hit the 5-year-old. With a bloody arm, Lassman went into the house and hid in a broom closet. At the time of his arrest, Lassman had a prior conviction for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance in 2008.

Matthew Warren Hemstad, 33, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 13 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 355 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve 10 days in jail with credit for one day served; serve four years of probation; pay fine and costs of $608; not drink and drive; not drive without insurance; have no driver's license violations; and undergo random testing.

At 12:51 a.m. April 10, 2009, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Hemstad driving erratically. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Hemstad, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .217 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .22 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid, and he had no prior DWI convictions.

Kyle David Jordet, 21, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 13 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 355 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 10 days in jail or have ignition interlock installed on his vehicle; serve two years of probation; and pay fine and costs of $910.

At 1:36 a.m. May 22, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy, who knew Jordet's license was cancelled, saw Jordet driving. The deputy followed Jordet home and made the arrest. Jordet's license was cancelled in 2009.

Theran Robert Stai, 43, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 23 and was sentenced June 27 for felony domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order within in 10 years of the first two or more convictions.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must serve 111 days in jail with credit for 74 days served; serve five 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; undergo random testing; submit DNA sample; and have no contact with victim.

On April 5, he was in the home of a woman who had a no-contact order out against him.

Stai has a long list of prior offenses: 1986, third-degree burglary in Cass County; 1993, driving after cancellation in Hubbard County; 1993, fleeing a peace officer in Hubbard County; 2001, fifth-degree assault in Hubbard County; 2001 impaired driving in Beltrami County; 2002, assault in Fairfax County Va.; 2003, possession of heroin in Washington, D.C.; 2003 escape from custody in Beltrami County; 2003, driving after cancellation in Beltrami County; 2003, escape from custody in Pennington County; 2004, obstruction of justice in Louden County, Va.; 2005, possession of controlled substance in Fairfax County, Va.; 2005, felony assault in Fairfax County, Va.; 2007, evading arrest in Travis County, Texas; 2009, domestic abuse in Beltrami County; 2009 theft in Beltrami County; and 2011 terroristic threats in Beltrami County.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Brett Bernard Campbell, 20, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent June 28 to felony first-degree property damage. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for July 26.

According to the criminal complaint:

Between March 26 and May 22, Campbell, along with three others, damaged at least 46 mailboxes causing property damage of approximately $2,680.

Sean Howard Nagle, 24, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent June 28 to two counts of serious felony criminal vehicular operation. His requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for July 26.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 1:20 a.m. April 28, Bemidji Police officers responded to a serious one-vehicle accident. Nagle was driving a vehicle at 80 mph on state Highway 197 when he hit a light pole that demolished the vehicle. The engine was thrown 113 feet from the accident site, Nagle was thrown 20 feet from the vehicle and a passenger was thrown 250 feet from the vehicle. A second passenger was unconscious in the back seat. All three were highly intoxicated. The passenger thrown from the vehicle had multiple fractures. Nagle gave a blood sample at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center and registered .18.

Jacob Paul Begshisown, 27, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty April 25 and was sentenced June 27 for felony first-degree DWI within 10 years of three or more DWI convictions.

He was sentenced to 36 months in prison stayed for seven years on the following conditions: He must serve 180 days in jail with credit for 91 days served; serve seven years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $685; pay restitution; 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; submit DNA sample; and undergo aftercare.

At 10:20 p.m. March 29, a Blackduck Police officer on routine patrol saw Begshisown driving erratically. The officer made a traffic stop and detected slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Begshisown, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .144 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .13 on the Intoxilyzer. On the way to jail, Begshisown threatened the arresting officer with revenge from the Native Mob and urinated on the car seat and floor. At the time of his arrest, his driver's license had been cancelled as inimical to public safety and he had three prior DWI convictions in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

April Grace Jones, 20, of Morton, Minn., pleaded guilty June 27 to felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine. Her sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 22.

At 1:50 a.m. Feb. 9, Bemidji Police officers made a search of an abandoned vehicle. Jones was found sleeping inside a business. She was arrested on two outstanding warrants from Redwood County and taken to the Beltrami County Jail where two grams of cocaine were found on her person.

Alanna Dorothy Dahle, 31, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 27 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

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 two days served; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $860; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not drink and drive; and undergo random testing.

At 1:50 p.m. June 21, a Bemidji Police officer found a car blocking an alley with a woman slumped over the steering wheel, asleep. The officer detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Dahle, who was unable to stand, perform field sobriety tests or provide a breath sample for a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where she was unable to blow into the Intoxilyzer or provide a urine sample. She was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center for a blood test. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid, and she had one prior DWI conviction in 2006.

Gary James Nelson, 24, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty June 27 to felony second-degree burglary. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 8.

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.

Cassidy Lynn Moehling, 21, of Talmoon, Minn., pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 27 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 355 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: She must serve 10 days in jail with credit for one day served; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $585; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not drink and drive; undergo random testing; and enroll in ASPEN.

At 4:45 a.m. March 29, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw her changing lanes without signaling. She swerved and almost sideswiped the squad car. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Moehling, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .20 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center where a blood test registered .23. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid, and she had no prior DWI convictions.

Michael John Bellanger, 28, of Walker, pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 28 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI, refusal of chemical testing.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 241 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve 124 days in jail with credit for 83 days served; serve four years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $310; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; and complete treatment.

At 1:28 a.m. April 7, a Leech Lake Tribal Police officer saw Bellanger asleep in the driver's seat of a vehicle that was parked in a garage with its lights on. An open bottle of vodka was in Bellanger's right hand. The officer detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Bellanger, who refused field sobriety tests and preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where he refused testing. At the time of his arrest, Bellanger's driving privileges had been cancelled, and he had one prior DWI conviction in 2006.

Jonathan William Sharpnack, 20, of Hackensack, was found guilty by a jury May 10 and was sentenced June 27 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI and misdemeanor driving after suspension.

He was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve 159 days in jail with credit for 106 days served; serve four years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,160; 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 submit a DNA sample.

At 11:12 p.m. Feb. 1, a Bemidji Police officer signaled Sharpnack to stop for driving with expired license tabs. Sharpnack sped up to 60 mph, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a snowbank. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where he registered .09 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, in the previous 16 months, he had seven traffic violation convictions and was on pretrial release on a charge of possession of a short-barreled shotgun in Cass County and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle in Hubbard County in March 2010, continued for dismissal if he had no violations.

K.T. Lynn Jones, 21, of Redby, pleaded guilty April 25 and was sentenced June 27 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name.

On the felony conviction, she was sentenced to 30 days on work release, with credit for six days served, and must serve five years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,160; 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; submit DNA sample; and complete aftercare.

Successful completion of probation will result in a misdemeanor conviction.

At 8:08 p.m. March 4, a Beltrami County Sheriff 's deputy activated emergency lights to stop Jones for equipment malfunction because her brake and blinker lights were not working. She stopped and gave the deputy a false name and date of birth. She then admitted the offense and returned to her car to retrieve her correct ID, but drove away, causing a pursuit at speeds up to 70 mph. She eventually came to a dead end, stopped, then backed her vehicle into the deputy's squad car and fled on foot. She was apprehended and taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where she registered .05 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of her arrest, she had no driver's license.

Robert Charles Mantia, 46, of Bemidji, was found guilty April 22 and was sentenced June 29 for felony theft of merchandise valued at more than $1,000.

He was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must serve 60 days in jail; serve five years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,158; pay restitution; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; submit a DNA sample; and have no contact with victims.

In June 2010, the Bemidji Police Department was investigating a series of thefts totaling a value of more than $2,200 at a Bemidji business. Security camera footage showed Mantia loading stolen merchandise into a truck between April 17 and May 29. At the time of his arrest, he had prior convictions for felony drug possession in 2001 in Missouri and burglary in 1992 in Illinois and was on probation for DWI in 2009 in Beltrami County.

Jesse Lee Gellings, 25, of Bagley, pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 27 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

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 18 days served; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $685; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not drink and drive; and undergo random testing.

At 1:40 a.m. March 25, a Bemidji Police officer saw Gellings drive faster than the speed limit and run a stop sign. The officer made a traffic stop. Gelling failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .13 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his license had been suspended in 2007, and he had one prior DWI conviction.

Vernon Dale Howard, 45, of Deer River, pleaded guilty June 27 and was sentenced June 30 for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name.

He was sentenced to one year in jail and must pay fine and costs of $133.

On Aug. 2, Bemidji Police officers responded to a report of a fight. They arrested Howard when they discovered an arrest warrant out for him from Hubbard County. When arrested, he gave a false name.

Loni Denise Sayers, 29, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty June 30 and was sentenced July 1 for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 320 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: She must serve 45 days in jail with credit for one day served; serve two years of probation; and pay or work off fine and costs of $285.

At 3 a.m. June 30, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Sayers driving with expired license stickers. The deputy made a traffic stop and discovered Sayers had no driver's license. He gave the deputy a false name. He has a prior conviction for giving a peace officer a false name in 2011 in Beltrami County.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Action Jack Allen Simon pleaded guilty June 28 to felony receiving stolen property, felony motor vehicle theft and felony fifth-degree conspiracy to sell marijuana. His sentencings are scheduled for Aug. 1.

Between Sept. 4 and Sept. 15, 2010, Simon stole copper tubing from a construction site and sold it to a recycling company for more than $2,400.

On Jan. 29, with two other men, he stole two Arctic Cat snowmobiles from a residence.

At 6:30 p.m. March 11, a vehicle with Simon as passenger pulled up alongside a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy at a stoplight. The deputy knew there were felony warrants out for Simon's arrest and made a traffic stop. A search of Simon turned up 37 Lunesta tablets, for which he had no prescription, and a glass pipe containing meth.

At the time of his arrest, Simon had the following prior convictions: Twice for fifth-degree controlled substance crimes in 2006 in Beltrami County; first-degree burglary in 2007 in Beltrami County; second-degree burglary in 2008 in Hubbard County; and aiding an offender to conceal evidence in 1996 in Clearwater County.

Trent Michael Holden, 40, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty June 28 to felony second-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine. Charges of felony possession of meth with intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of a police scanner in a motor vehicle were dismissed. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1.

At 2:20 p.m. Nov. 9, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force special agent saw Holden driving and knew his driving privileges were revoked. The agent made a traffic stop and arrested Holden on an outstanding warrant for probation violation of a felony fifth-degree possession of controlled substance conviction. At the time of his arrest on the warrant, Holden had in his possession 25.2 grams of meth with packaging and $1,985 in cash.

Kelly Jo Duffy, 37, of Tenstrike, pleaded guilty June 28 to felony first-degree conspiracy to distribute controlled substance, namely methamphetamine. Her sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 25.

On March 16, 2010, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force special agent had Duffy under surveillance and discovered she was transporting meth from the Twin Cities.

Karen Lee Graves, 44, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent June 27 to gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI, refusal to test. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for July 26.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 9:43 p.m. April 28, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Graves driving more slowly than the speed limit and crossing marked lines on the roadway. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Graves, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .147 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where she refused to take a breath test. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid and she had no prior DWI convictions.

Shirley Rose Mountain, 36, of Walker, pleaded innocent June 27 to gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for July 26.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 6:10 a.m. May 14, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a call about a disturbance involving Mountain. The officer judged Mountain to be intoxicated. Shortly after, the officer saw Mountain driving and made a traffic stop. She failed field sobriety tests and was registered over the alcohol limit in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where she registered .16 in a breath test. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid, and she had one prior DWI conviction.

Dennis Lloyd Carrigan, 58, of Northome, pleaded innocent June 27 to gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for July 26.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 7:05 p.m. Oct. 30, a Blackduck Police officer on routine patrol saw Carrigan driving. The officer knew Carrigan had no driver's license and made a traffic stop. Carrigan was taken to the Beltrami County Jail. His driver's license was cancelled in 2008.

Jolene Jennifer Smith, 29, of Walker, pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 28 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two or more aggravating factors.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 275 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: She must serve 90 days on work release; serve four years of probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $935; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 3:56 a.m. March 27, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a fight. Smith was in the driver's seat of a vehicle preparing to drive away. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Smith, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .181 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 license was revoked, and she had two prior DWI convictions in 2002 and 2009 and an under-21 drinking and driving conviction in 2000.

Joanne Lynn Cassady, 51, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 28 for driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety.

She was sentenced to one year of probation and must pay fine and costs of $375. Successful completion of probation will result in a dismissal of the charge.

On May 4, 2010, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper saw Cassady driving without a seat belt. The trooper made a traffic stop and discovered she Cassady's license had been cancelled in 2002. She had prior DWI convictions in 1979, 1983, 1999 and 2002.

Richard Glen Simmons Jr., 25, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty June 30 to felony third-degree conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, namely oxycodone.

At 3:32 p.m. Nov. 11, 2009, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force confidential reliable informant bought Oxycodone from Simmons.

In a separate charge, Simmons pleaded guilty June 30 to felony terroristic threats. His sentencings on both convictions are scheduled for Aug. 22.

At 12:41 p.m. April 14, Bemidji Police officers responded to a report of a fight at a shelter. A staff member ordered Simmons to leave, at which point Simmons threatened to burn the shelter down.

At the time of his arrest, Simmons had prior felony convictions in Beltrami County for failure to register as a predatory offender in 2004 and 2006; escape from custody; and third-degree burglary.

Jason Brett Dowell, 40, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty June 3 to felony fifth-degree possession of marijuana. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 26.

On Nov. 6, agents of the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force executed a search warrant of Dowell's property and turned up 65 grams of marijuana.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Kenneth James Harrison Jr. 26, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty June 3 and was sentenced July 5 for felony aiding and abetting third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm and gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name.

On the felony conviction, he was sentenced to 21 months in prison with credit for 306 days served and must pay fine and costs of $133.

On the gross misdemeanor conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 306 days served.

At 5 p.m. Jan. 26, 2010, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a call to the Beltrami County Jail about a man who was assaulted and needed medical help. The victim was taken to North Country Regional Hospital with a broken nose and fractured orbital bones. Howard was arrested with the victim's blood soaking his shirt. According to the criminal complaint, Howard and two other men beat up the victim at the request of a fourth man. At the time of his arrest, Howard had prior convictions for domestic assault in 2006 in Cass County; receiving stolen property in 2007 in Mille Lacs County; violation of an order for protection in 2007 in Beltrami County; fourth-degree assault in 2007 in Cass County; third-degree assault in 2007 in Beltrami County; fifth-degree assault in 2008 in Beltrami County; first-degree criminal damage to property in 2008 in Beltrami County; obstructing arrest in 2008 in Beltrami County; and assault in 2010 in Beltrami County.

Shaw Lee Sherer-Nason, 27, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty July 5 to felony third-degree burglary and felony check forgery. His sentencing on both convictions is scheduled for Aug. 15.

In June and July 2010, he wrote checks totaling more than $2,500 on a deceased person's account.

In a separate case, at 8:40 a.m. Sept. 22, 2009, a Leech Lake Tribal Police officer responded to a report of a boat motor and canoes stolen from a locked building at the Cass Lake Episcopal Camp. Sherer-Nason sold the stolen items.

Amber Johanna Heiberg, 19, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 31 and was sentenced July 5 for felony check forgery.

She was sentenced to 10 days in jail and five years of supervised probation, and must not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; submit a DNA sample; have no contact with victims; undergo counseling; and take medications as prescribed. Successful completion of probation will result in a misdemeanor conviction.

A Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy was investigating a burglary report of guns and checks stolen from a residence between May 27 and June 11. Heiberg wrote checks for a total of $666.50 on another person's local bank account.

Kenneth Calvin Gitchel Jr., 34, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent July 5 to felony domestic abuse - violation of an order for protection between the first of two or more previous convictions. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Aug. 25.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 11:05 p.m. April 8, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a violation of an OFP issued June 30, 2010. Gitchel was on probation and subject to an arrest warrant for assaulting the same woman in 2009. He also has a prior conviction for second-degree assault in 2003 and domestic assault in 2009 in Hubbard County.

Erica Lynn Busse, 22, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent July 5 to felony sale of simulated controlled substance. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Aug. 23.

According to the criminal complaint:

A Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force confidential reliable informant bought from Busse what she claimed was crack cocaine. When analyzed, the substance proved not to be cocaine.

Daniel Vincent Bellino, 50, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent July 5 to felony cultivation of marijuana and fifth-degree possession of marijuana. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Aug. 23.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 11:30 a.m. Aug. 7, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report that Bellino threatened a woman with an oar. The deputy smelled the odor of raw marijuana at the residence and found 53 plants in various stages of growth.

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