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Beltrami County Court Report for June 19

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In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Theran Robert Stai, 43, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 23 to felony domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order. His sentencing is scheduled for June 27.

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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.

Eugene Guenter Kozlowski, 21, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 23 to felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine. His sentencing is scheduled for July 5.

At 1 p.m. Feb. 15, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Kozlowski driving 15 mph in a 35 mph zone. The deputy checked the license plate, which came back as for a different vehicle. The deputy made a traffic stop and smelled burnt marijuana in the vehicle. There were two warrants out for Kozlowski's arrest. A search of the vehicle turned up a bag of marijuana and a pipe with meth residue in it.

Dana Ann Hughs, 41, of Laporte, pleaded guilty March 21 and was sentenced May 23 for felony check forgery.

She was sentenced to 13 months in prison stayed for five years on the following conditions: She must serve 48 days in jail; serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $150; pay restitution of $13,805; submit a DNA sample; have no contact with the victim; undergo cognitive skills training; and have no accounts or financial transactions.

Between March 30, 2010, and May 10, 2010, she forged checks on an account at a Bemidji bank.

Dillon Lee Neeland, 18, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 23 for interfering with a 911 call.

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 $660; and have no contact with the victim.

At 1:48 a.m. April 17, he grabbed a phone from a woman making a 911 call, smashed the phone and fled. A t the time, a warrant was out for his arrest on another offense.

Roderick Selam McKenzie, 42, of Redby, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 23 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

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 $468; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not drink and drive; not drive without a license and insurance; have no driver's license violations.

At 9:30 p.m. Feb 22, 2004, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw McKenzie almost run through an intersection. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected slurred speech on McKenzie, who failed field sobriety tests. He registered .255 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .28 on the Intoxilyzer.

Rose Marie Schoenborn, 19, of Redby, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 23 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 365 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: She must serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $858; 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 3 p.m. April 4, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of an altercation. Schoenborn was trying to drive away from the scene, but ran over the empty wheelchair of one of the people involved. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Schoenborn, who failed field sobriety tests. She registered .293 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she registered .23 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of her arrest, she had no Minnesota driver's license.

Ronald Elliott Skinaway Jr., 26, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 23 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI refusal of chemical testing.

Her 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 with furlough for; serve four years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $185; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where it is sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 4:22 a.m. April 7, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of an assault. Skinaway reported that a woman had assaulted him before he drove to another residence. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, bloodshot watery eyes and slurred speech on Skinaway, who registered .193 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he refused the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were revoked, and he had a prior DWI conviction in 2006 in Cass County.

Cisco Rolando Johnson, 22, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 11 and was sentenced May 23 for felony domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order within 10 years of two or more domestic violence convictions.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison with credit for 86 days served.

At 6 a.m. Feb. 27, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report from a woman that Johnson had violated the nocontact order she had against him. He had called from the Beltrami County Jail to say he would be released and was coming to stay with her. At the time, he was on supervised probation for possession of a pistol without a permit. He also has convictions for terroristic threats, third-degree DWI refusal to test, fifth-degree assault and domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order.

Lester Gary Loud, 34, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty March 11 and was sentenced May 23 for felony fifth-degree possession of Vicodin and gross misdemeanor domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order.

On the felony controlled substance crime, he was sentenced to five years of supervised probation. He must pay or work of 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; undergo random testing; and undergo aftercare.

On the gross misdemeanor crime, 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 supervised probation; have no assaultive behavior; not possess or transport firearms or ammunition; pay a fine of $50; and follow the same conditions as for the felony sentence.

Successful completion of probation will result in a dismissal.

At 10:40 p.m. Jan. 18, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol on Loud. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where a Vicodin tablet was found in his pocket. He had also hit a woman in the vehicle. He was under a no-contact order naming her. At the time of his arrest, he had a conviction for misdemeanor assault from 2010.

Robbi James Blue, 39, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 23 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety.

He must serve 18 months of probation; pay a fine of $100; and comply with the Ignition-Interlock Program.

Successful completion of probation will result in a dismissal.

At 12:19 p.m. May 5, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy made a traffic stop because Blue's vehicle windows were tinted darker than the law allows. At the time of the traffic stop, his driving privileges had been cancelled as inimical to public safety.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

William John Dick, 31, of Laporte, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 23 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation - 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 with credit for three days served; serve two years of probation; pay fine and costs of $585; not drive without insurance; and have no driver's license violations.

At 2:16 a.m. March 21, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Dick driving with a rear license plate light extinguished. The deputy made a traffic stop. At the time of his arrest, Dick's driving privileges had been revoked as inimical to public safety.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Smith:

Transeunce Kenneth Smythe, 26, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 1 and was sentenced May 13 for felony fourth-degree assault of a corrections officer causing demonstrable bodily harm.

He was sentenced to 13 months in prison stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must pay fine and costs of $85; pay restitution; undergo random testing; submit DNA sample; have no contact with the victim; take medications as prescribed; write a letter of apology; and undergo mental health counseling.

At 11:15 a.m. Dec. 23, a Beltrami County Jail corrections officer gave Smythe his prescribed medicine and told him to swish water afterward to make sure he actually swallowed the pills and didn't "cheek" them to get rid of later. Smythe spit water and saliva at the officer and raised his arm in a threatening posture. At the time, he was in jail on conviction for violating conditions of a sentence for first-degree DWI.

Ryan Russell Hilmer, 45, of Bemidji, was found guilty by a jury April 1 and sentenced May 13 for serious felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13.

He was sentenced to 36 months in prison stayed for 15 years on the following conditions: He must serve 270 in jail with credit for 48 days served; serve 15 years of supervised probation; make restitution; have no contact with the victim; submit a DNA sample; attend a sex offender program; have no contact with females younger that 18; not use or possess pornography or sexually explicit material; not use the Internet to access sexually explicit material; and undergo polygraph exams.

At 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8, a Beltrami County Health and Human Services employee received a call from Hilmer who said he had inappropriately touched a 12-year-old girl as she lay in bed shortly after 5 a.m. He was confronted by his spouse and initially denied what he had done, but later admitted it. He said he then spoke with his pastor, who told him to call Child Protection.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Robert Danforth:

Action Jack Allen Simon, 30, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent May 31 to five felony charges: conspiracy to commit fifth-degree sale of marijuana, receiving stolen property, motor vehicle theft, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance, namely Lunesta. He requested a jury trial on all five charges. The trial is scheduled for June 28.

According to the criminal complaint on the conspiracy charge:

At 3:30 p.m. March 1, 2010, an informant told Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force agents it was possible to buy marijuana from Simon. The informant used task force money to buy 25.4 grams of marijuana from Simon.

According to the complaint on the receiving stolen property charge:

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.

According to the complaint on the motor vehicle theft charge:

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

According to the complaint on the possession of meth and Lunesta charges:

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 in2007 in Beltrami County; second-degree burglary in 2008 in Hubbard County; and aiding an offender to conceal evidence in 1996 in Clearwater County;

Jolene Jennifer Smith, 29, of Walker, pleaded innocent May 31 to gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for June 28.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 3:56 a.m. March 27, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a fight. The deputy arrived as Smith was driving off with a passenger. The deputy made a traffic stop and 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, Smith's license was revoked, and she had two prior DWI convictions in 2002 and 2009 and an underage drinking and driving conviction in 2000.

Anthony John LaRose, 21, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent May 31 to felony domestic assault. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for June 28.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 6:45 a.m. April 26, a woman called 911 from a neighbor's home. She reported that LaRose had knocked her down and kicked her. At the time of his arrest, LaRose had two prior convictions for felony second-degree assault in 2008 in Cass County and a conviction for gross misdemeanor domestic assault in 2008 in Cass County.

Amber Lynn Erickson, 22, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent May 31 to gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for June 28.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 1:30 a.m. April 8, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Erickson driving with no rear license plate light. The deputy followed her until she parked and then, when she exited the vehicle, spoke to her about the equipment problem. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Erickson, who registered .183 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, she was on a no-drink order as part of probation for two prior DWI convictions in 2010 in Beltrami County.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Tyler Maurice Roy, 25, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 17 to felony third-degree burglary, amended from felony second-degree burglary of a dwelling. His sentencing is scheduled for June 27.

At 3:15 p.m. March 23, a resident returned home to find Roy carrying a large-screen TV through the victim's yard. Roy had gained access to the house by smashing a window.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Roberta Pacheco Quinn, 50, of Bemidji, had two charges dismissed May 31: a gross misdemeanor charge of driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety and felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine and felony identity theft.

Billie Joe Large, 22, of Bemidji pleaded guilty May 31 to felony motor vehicle theft and felony receiving stolen property. His sentencing is scheduled for July 25.

In October and November 2010 Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies and Bemidji Police officers investigated a series of vehicle break-ins involving Large.

In a separate incident, on Jan. 29, with two other men, he stole two Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

At the time of his January arrest, he had prior convictions for felony first-degree burglary in 2007 in Beltrami County and an extensive juvenile record including motor vehicle theft and burglary.

Patrick Steven Connor, 19, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 26 to felony third-degree burglary. His sentencing is scheduled for July 5

Shortly before midnight March 4, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a burglar alarm at an area business, which had been broken into by smashing the front door. Twenty-five to 30 cartons of cigarettes were stolen. The suspect was caught on surveillance camera wearing a camouflage jacket. On March 29, Connor stole a bottle of liquor from a Bemidji municipal liquor store and was caught on camera wearing the same jacket. On March 30, he was arrested in the Beltrami County Courthouse when he arrived for a court appearance. He was also wanted for burglary in Hubbard County.

Linda Kay Johns, 38, of Grand Rapids, Minn., pleaded guilty May 23 to felony domestic assault, amended from felony domestic assault by strangulation. Her sentencing is scheduled for July 5.

At 11:50 a.m. April 23, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of domestic assault. Johns had fled the residence, but the victim and witnesses reported that Johns had gotten into an argument with another woman and had taken her by the neck and squeezed, cutting off the victim's breath. Johns has two prior convictions for domestic assault of a different woman in 2009 in Beltrami County. She also had two outstanding warrants for probation violation.

Amber Johanna Heiberg, 19, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 31 to felony check forgery. Her sentencing is scheduled for July 5.

At 12:40 a.m. June 21, 2010, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy investigated a report of a burglary that occurred between May 27 and June 11, 2010. Heiberg stole checks and forged them for a total of more than $600.

Allen Joseph Raiter, 37, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty to felony fifth-degree marijuana cultivation. His sentencing is scheduled for July 5.

On July 19, 2009, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force received a report of marijuana plants growing in Solway. On Aug. 6, 2009, agents went to Raiter's home where he showed them 14 marijuana plants at various stages of maturity. Raiter reported that he grew the plants.

Christian Leonard Reinke, 43, of Solway, pleaded guilty to felony ineligible person in possession of firearms. His sentencing is scheduled for July 5. Charges of receiving stolen firearms, motor vehicle theft and fifth-degree controlled substance crime were dismissed.

On Oct. 4, 2009, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of the theft of a 1930 Ford Model A from a driveway. The car appeared to have been towed, and the deputy followed the tracks to Reinke's residence. At Reinke's property, the deputy found two other motor vehicles stolen from St. Louis and Pennington counties and seized four firearms and two pipes for smoking methamphetamine with residue. At the time of his arrest, Reinke was on probation for a conviction for possession of meth in 2007 and had a prior conviction of gross misdemeanor theft by check.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Robert Danforth:

Patrick John Bailey, 26, of Bemidji pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 31 for gross misdemeanor tampering with a witness.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 275 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 90 days in jail; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,160; undergo random testing; and have no contact with the victim.

At 3:55 a.m. Dec. 30, a woman with blood on her hands, face and jeans and carrying a 2-year-old child ran to a neighbor's home to report an assault. The woman had been with Bailey, who found out she was a confidential informant for the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force who had turned in one of his friends to law enforcement for alleged controlled substance crime. Bailey threatened to punch the child, and then got out a handgun and shotgun. The PBDTF executed a search warrant and discovered the guns.

In a separate case, Bailey pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 31 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two or more aggravating factors.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 275 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve 90 days on work release; serve four years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $685; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations: not enter establishments where alcohol is served; undergo random testing and have no alcohol violations.

At 11:39 p.m. Jan. 7, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Bailey driving a snowmobile at more than 50 mph. The deputy followed Bailey, who pulled the snowmobile into a driveway detected the odor of alcohol on Bailey, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .10 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center where he underwent a urine test. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were revoked, he had two prior DWI convictions in 2007 and 2010 and he was on condition releaser on the witness tampering charge.

Patrick Gordon Torgerson, 20, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 31 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 one days served; serve three years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $1,185; Complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not enter establishments that serve alcohol; undergo random testing; and have no alcohol violations.

At 2:07 a.m. Jan. 16, a Bemidji Police officer on routine patrol saw Torgerson driving on the shoulder then partly slide through and intersection. The officer made a traffic stop and transported Torgerson to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center where a blood sample was taken. On Feb. 28, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension certified the sample as registering .25. At the time of his arrest, Torgerson's driving privileges were valid, and he had no prior DWI convictions.

Allen John Kingbird, 61, of Redby, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 31 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI refusal to test.

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 with credit for 13 days served: serve four years of supervised probation; pay costs of $185; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not enter establishments where alcohol is served; undergo random testing; complete DWI treatment; and have no alcohol violations.

At 7:41 p.m. April 1, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Kingbird driving with a cracked winder and made a traffic stop. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on Kingbird, who failed field sobriety tests. He refused a breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail. At the time of his arrest, his driver's license had been cancelled since 1981, and he had 12 prior DWI convictions from 1979, 1980, two in 1981, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1999 and 2002.

Glenn Lee Clark IV, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 18 and was sentenced May 31 for felony domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison with the time stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must serve 100 days in jail; serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,160; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not enter establishments where alcohol is served; undergo random testing; submit a DNA sample; have no contact with the victim; undergo domestic abuse counseling and treatment; have no alcohol violations; not use firearms or dangerous weapons.

At 1:34 a.m. March 26, Bemidji Police officers responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress. A woman let in the officers, who found Clark hiding in the attic. At the time of his arrest, he had prior convictions for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle in 2004; giving a peace officer a false name in 2006; two convictions for domestic assault in 2009 and one in 2010; and violating a no-contact order in 2011.

Rozanna Marie Roy, 21, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentence May 31 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 350 stayed for three years on the following conditions: She must serve 15 days in jail with credit for 10 days served; serve three years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $1,185; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not enter establishments that serve alcohol; undergo random testing and have no alcohol violations.

At 1:24 a.m. Feb. 26, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Roy driving with her no rear license plate. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on Roy, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .18 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she registered .22 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid, and she had no prior DWI convictions.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Michael Glenn Sparby, 42, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 31 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; serve two years of probation to the court; pay and fine and costs of $910.

At 9:30 p.m. Feb. 8, a Blackduck Police officer on routine patrol saw Sparby driving with no front license plate. The officer made a traffic stop and discovered Sparby's driving privileges had been cancelled.

Lance David Week, 24, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 31 to felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine and gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. His sentencing is scheduled for July 5.

At 3:50 a.m. Feb. 3, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Week driving with one headlight out. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Week, who failed field sobriety tests. At the time of his arrest, Week's driving privileges had been revoked and he had no insurance. The vehicle was towed. A search turned up meth smoking devices. Week was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center where a blood sample was taken. At the time of his arrest, he had one prior DWI conviction in2009.

Blake Charles Sczepanski, 22, of Stephen, Minn., pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 31 to gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

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 to the court; pay fine and costs of $860; undergo random testing; and not drink and drive.

At 1:40 a.m. Jan. 309, a Bemidji Police officer saw Sczepanski driving erratically. The officer made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on Sczepanski, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .211 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center where a blood sample was taken. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension certified the sample as registering .26. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid, and he had no prior DWI convictions.

William Frank Roy Jr., 38, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty June 3 to felony second-degree sale of oxycontin/oxycodone. His sentencing is scheduled for July 5.

In February and March, agents of the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force bought a total of 50 tablets of the controlled substances from Roy.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Chamar Samuel Olbekson, 21, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent June 6 to felony motor vehicle theft. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for July 26.

According to the criminal complaint:

On March 19, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. Olbekson had stolen a puckup truck and driven it on the pipeline right-of-way near Pinewood, which he got it stuck in a swamp.

Theresa Lucille Pierce, 44, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent, June 6, to malicious punishment of a child causing less than substantial bodily harm. She requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for July 26.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Feb. 4, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report by a 7-year-old child who told school staff that Pierce had choked the child. There were broken blood vessels in the skin on the child's neck, and it was the second instance in one week of the child reporting suspicious injuries.

Daniel Charles Johnson, 55, of Ponemah, pleaded innocent June 6 to gross misdemeanor aiding and abetting a person to commit third-degree DWI. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Aug. 23.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 2 a.m. Jan. 29, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw a man driving with the rear license plate light out. The deputy made a traffic stop and arrested the driver, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .172 in a preliminary breath test. Johnson was the passenger in the vehicle and had asked the other man to drive.

Steven Jay Niswander, 44, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty June 6 to felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon causing substantial bodily harm. His sentencing is scheduled for July 25. A second count of felony first-degree assault causing great bodily harm was dismissed.

At 8:03 p.m. Dec. 20, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of domestic assault. They found a male victim bleeding heavily from stab wounds. Niswander had a bent and broken steak knife on a counter near him. Niswander was on a no-drink order, and the deputies detected the odor of alcohol on him. A breath test registered .117. Niswander was taken to the Beltrami County Jail. The victim was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center with a stab wound in his left forearm, cut on his left wrist and a stab wound in his chest. A tip of a knife matching the steak knife in Niswander's kitchen was found in one of the wounds.

Letesha Lea Lafave, 20, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 6 for giving a peace officer a false name. She was sentenced to one year in jail with341 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: She must Serve 24 days in jail with credit for 16 days served: serve two years of probation to the court; pay or work off fine and costs of $458.

On Aug. 5, Bemidji Police officers responded to a call from a shopping center that someone had locked an infant in a vehicle and left the child unattended. As officers were trying to open the vehicle and check on the baby's welfare, Lafave came out of the store and gave several false names when questioned about the situation. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail. At the time of her arrest, she had a history of theft convictions from 2007 and three in 2008 in Beltrami County.

Christopher John Lucas, 29, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 3 and was sentenced June 6 for gros misdemeanor third-degree property damage, gross misdemeanor child endangerment, misdemeanor domestic assault and misdemeanor fifth-degree domestic assault. The charges were amended from felony terroristic threats and felony property damage.

On the property damage conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail with 260 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 105 days in jail; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $910; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing; have no contact with the victim; undergo domestic abuse counseling and treatment; not use or possess firearms or dangerous weapons.

On the child endangerment conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail with 365 days stayed for two years with the same probation conditions and pay a fine of $250.

On the domestic assault conviction, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days stayed for two years with the same probation convictions and pay a fine of $250.

On the fifth-degree assault conviction, was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days stayed with the same probation conditions and pay a fine of $200.

The sentences are to run consecutively.

At 10:45 p.m. Feb. 17, Bemidji Police officers responded to a report of domestic assault of a woman. Lucas exited the house with a bloody hand. Blood was spattered around the hallway and kitchen. There were holes in the walls and the kitchen window was broken. He had pushed the woman to the ground, grabbed her by the neck and beat up a man in the house. With the woman children present, Lucas threatened to kill the woman. At the time of his arrest, he had a prior conviction for felony theft in Idaho.

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