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Beltrami County Court Report for June 5

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Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Marvin Leroy Taliaferro, 34, of Pennington, pleaded guilty March 8 and was sentenced May 2 for misdemeanor domestic assault, amended from gross misdemeanor domestic assault. A second charge of gross misdemeanor interfering with a 911 call was dismissed.

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He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $308; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing; have no contact with the victim; have no assaultive behavior; not possess or use firearms or dangerous weapons; take medications as prescribed.

At 8:51 a.m. July 27, 2010, Leech Lake Tribal Police officers responded to a call from a Pennington home. A woman reported that Taliaferro had struck her and hit the telephone from her hand when she tried to call for help.

David Forest Mathison, age unavailable, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 3 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI, amended from third-degree DWI and carrying a pistol without a permit.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days on work release with credit for two days served; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $935; 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 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Mathison, who failed field sobriety tests. A semiautomatic pistol was behind the driver. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .08 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, he had one prior DWI conviction and his driver's license had expired.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Marcus Bradley Kingbird, 26, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 5 and was sentenced May 9 for felony terroristic threats and misdemeanor domestic assault, amended from felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

On the terroristic threats conviction, he must serve 16 months in prison with credit for 99 days served and pay fine and costs of $160. On the misdemeanor conviction, he must serve 90 days concurrently with the prison sentence and pay a fine of $50.

At 11:15 p.m. Jan. 29, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a domestic dispute involving a weapon. A woman reported that Kingbird had threatened her with a knife and screwdriver. She tried to escape with her baby, but Kingbird followed her and brought her back to the residence. She was able to break free and call 911. Kingbird fled when she made the emergency call. Kingbird has prior convictions, all in Cass County, for terroristic threats in 2005, felony theft in 2005 and felony escape in 2006.

Kelly Monroe Hendrickson, 51, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty April 5 and was sentenced May 9 for felony burglary.

He was sentenced to 84 days in jail and must serve 10 years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,754; 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 a DNA sample; and have no contact with the victim.

At 9:07 a.m. Feb. 9, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a burglary report. Hendrickson had entered a woman's home and left when she asked him to. Later, he reentered the home by breaking down the door. She woke up with Hendrickson, naked, lying next to her in bed fondling her. She screamed and he left.

Dallin Richard Padilla, 19, of Kirkland, Wash., pleaded guilty April 5 and was sentenced May 11 for felony fifth-degree possession of marijuana. A second charge of felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute was dismissed.

He was sentenced to 25 days in jail and must serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,085; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use controlled substances; undergo random testing; submit a DNA sample; and not use or possess firearms or dangerous weapons.

At 8 p.m. Nov. 11, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol stopped Padilla for driving at 69 mph in a 55 mph zone. In the vehicle were bags containing a total of 97.79 grams of marijuana; five oxycodone pills; and $24,450 in cash.

Clara Jean Johnson, 23, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty May 9 to felony theft of merchandise valued at more than $1,000. Her sentencing is scheduled for June 13.

At 2 p.m. May 3, she and another woman shoplifted merchandise valued at $1,265.08 from a Bemidji retail business.

Joshua Dale Spriggs, 19, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty May 9 to felony fifth-degree possession of Adderall. His sentencing is scheduled for June 20.

On Jan. 28, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy made a traffic stop in relation to an expired license and discovered that Spriggs was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Morrison County for driving without insurance. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he was found in possession of Adderall, a controlled substance.

Kevin Robertson, 24, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 5 and was sentenced May 9 for gross misdemeanor domestic assault and gross misdemeanor domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order.

On the domestic assault conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail with 305 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 60 days in jail with credit for three days served; serve two 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; and undergo random testing.

On the no-contact order violation conviction, he was sentenced to a consecutive 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 supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $750; and follow the other conditions listed above. He was granted furlough for domestic abuse treatment.

At 3:05 a.m. Oct. 10, he assaulted a 60-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man.

On Nov. 16, he was a suspect in a sexual assault and fled to the couple's home in violation of a no-contact order. The sexual assault charge is under investigation.

On Feb. 27, 2006, and Aug. 3, 2007, he was convicted twice for gross misdemeanor fifth-degree domestic assault resulting in no-contact order.

Jonathan William Sharpnack, 19, of Hackensack, was found guilty by a jury May 10 of felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving after suspension. His sentencing is scheduled for June 27.

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 past 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.

Cynthia Irene Jurek, 18, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 5 and was sentenced May 9 for felony third-degree burglary.

She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for six days served and must serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,160; not use or be around anyone using alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing; submit a DNA sample; and complete treatment and aftercare. She was granted a furlough for treatment.

At 3:21 a.m. Dec. 29, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a burglary in progress. Jurek and another woman were leaving the scene in a vehicle, which struck the police car. Jurek is charged with breaking into a residence and stealing two snowboards.

Michael James Brooks, 46, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 9 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for one years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail with credit for three days served; serve three years of unsupervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,185; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substance or enter establishments where they are sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 2:20 a.m. April 2, Brooks ran into a parked car with his vehicle. A Bemidji Police officer responded to the accident and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Brooks, who registered .155 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .17 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid and he had one prior DWI conviction in 2006.

Barrett Jeffrey Wiberg, 21, of Grand Rapids, Minn., pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 9 for 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 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 use alcohol or enter establishments where it is sold or served except for work; and undergo random testing.

At 12:30 a.m. April 3, a Bemidji Police officer stopped Brooks for driving with headlights on. The officer detected the odor of alcohol on Brooks, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .18 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .20 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid and he had no prior DWI convictions.

Jared Dale Boye, 24, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty April 5 and was sentenced May 9 for felony burglary and felony fifth-degree possession of codeine.

On the burglary conviction, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for five days served and must serve five years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,160; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; submit a DNA sample; complete treatment; undergo counseling; undergo cognitive skills training; and take medications as prescribed.

On the possession of codeine conviction, he must pay fine and costs of $910 and fulfill the same probation requirements.

Successful completion of probation will result in misdemeanor convictions.

At 11:30 p.m. Nov. 1, a resident reported that Boye had entered his garage and walked out with a chain saw. The resident restrained Boye at the scene until officers arrived.

In a separate case, at 7:10 p.m. March 4, a Bemidji Police officer saw Boye driving erratically and made a traffic stop. Boye's driving privileges were revoked. The officer detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on Boye, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .097 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .07 on the Intoxilyzer. He had a 30-milligram tablet of codeine in his pocket at the time of his arrest. He was also on pretrial release on condition that he use no illegal drugs and undergo random testing.

Amber Rose Beaudreau, 20, of Pennington, pleaded guilty March 8 and was sentenced May 9 for felony neglect endangering a child.

She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for two days served and 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; undergo random testing; undergo gambling assessment; and take parenting classes. Successful completion of probation will result in a dismissal.

On May 19, she brought her 3-year-old son to Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospital with a temperature of 92 degrees, scratches and bruises on his face and back, and a crotch injury. He also had dental cavities and tooth injuries. Beaudreau lied about the causes of his injuries, which were judged inconsistent with her explanations.

Michael Aaron Roy, 37, of Redby, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 9 for 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; pay or work off fine and costs of $933; not use or possess alcohol.

At 11:36 p.m. Oct. 3, 2009, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a drunk driver. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol on Roy, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .14 in the preliminary breath test. There was an open bottle of peppermint schnapps in the vehicle. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .23 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid and he had no prior DWI convictions.

Ann Marie Aitkin, 44, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 9 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: She must serve 30 days in jail with credit for two days served; serve three years of probation; pay fine and costs of $1,158; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing; and complete treatment and aftercare. She was granted a furlough for treatment.

At 11:20 a.m. April 7, 2010, she arrived at the Beltrami County Courthouse, where a bailiff detected the odor of alcohol. She left with the bailiff's warning that she should not drive. The bailiff saw her drive away and notified a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy, who made a traffic stop. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol on Aitkin, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .166 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she registered .14 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid, and she had two prior DWI convictions in 1998 and 2005.

Loni Denise Sayers, 19, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 9 for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name and misdemeanor theft of an item valued at less than $500.

On the false name conviction, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 78 days stayed for one year on the following conditions: She must serve 12 days in jail; serve one year of probation; pay fine and costs of $235 and have no contact with the victim. On the misdemeanor theft conviction, she must pay a fine of $150 and complete the same probation requirements as for the gross misdemeanor conviction.

On March 1, she stole a woman's purse in a retail business. She gave a false name because of and outstanding warrant against her in Cass County.

Holly Beth Johnson, 27, of Redwood Falls, Minn., pleaded guilty and was sentenced May 9 for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name.

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; and pay fine and costs of $660.

At 9:30 p.m. March 2, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy stopped a suspected drunk driver. Johnson was a passenger in the vehicle and gave the deputy a false name.

Trent Michael Holden, 39, of Bemidji pleaded innocent May 9 to felony first-degree possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, felony second-degree possession of meth and misdemeanor possession of a police scanner in a motor vehicle. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 28.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 2:20 p.m. Nov. 9, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force officer recognized Holden's vehicle. An outstanding warrant was out for his arrest for violating supervised release conditions in November 2009. The officer made a traffic stop. Holden's driving privileges had been revoked. In the vehicle, he had 25.2 grams of meth and $1,985 in cash. At the time of his arrest, he had prior convictions for fifth-degree controlled substance crimes in 2006 and 2008.

Lance David Week, 26, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent May 9 to felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine and gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 31.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 3:50 a.m. Feb. 3, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Week driving with one headlight out. The deputy made a traffic stop. Week's driver's license was revoked and he had no insurance. The vehicle was towed and a search turned up meth pipes. Week was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center for a blood test. At the time of his arrest, he had one prior DWI conviction.

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