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Beltrami County Court Report for March 6
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Alexander Shane Jacobson, 21, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault. A charge of felony terroristic threats was dismissed.

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He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with one day stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 89 days in jail; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $585; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing and have no contact with the victim.

At 3 a.m. Sept. 15, Bemidji Police officers responded to a call from a woman who reported that Jacobson had threatened to shoot her in the face and commit suicide. She feared for herself and her child's safety.

Kyle Michael Tatreau, 19, of Solway, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 and was sentenced Feb. 14 for gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation amended from serious felony criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for six years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail; serve six years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,158; pay restitution; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishment where they are sold or served; not drive without license and insurance; have no driver's license violations.

On June 12, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover. A deputy saw a Ford Explorer on which the passenger side roof was collapsed and the passenger side was dented in. A severely injured man was lying on the road with multiple fractures to his femur, a fractured pelvis, four broken ribs and a broken collarbone. He was airlifted to Fargo for emergency treatment that included the surgical insertion of a titanium rod in a leg and was unconscious for three days.

Tatreau said the two men had been drinking in the woods with two women before Tatreau drove himself and the other man along a trail toward Flat Balsam Road, according to the complaint. He said he lost control after a deer ran in front of the vehicle.

Deputies noted that Tatreau's eyes were bloodshot and watery and he smelled of alcohol. He blew .06 in a preliminary breath test.

Tatreau was taken to North Country Regional Hospital for evaluation of possible injuries. He supplied a urine sample that also tested at .06.

His driving privileges were under revocation at the time of the accident.

Zachery Allen Larsen, 39, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 and sentenced Feb. 14 for gross misdemeanor domestic abuse, violation of a no-contact order and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended from gross misdemeanor domestic assault.

On the no-contact violation conviction, 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 seven days served; serve two years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $408; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substance or enter establishments where they are sold or served; and undergo counseling.

On Aug. 23, he violated a no-contact order issued on a woman.

On the disorderly conduct conviction, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days stayed on the following conditions: He must serve 10 days in jail; serve one year of probation; and pay or work off fine and costs of $308.

At 2 a.m. May 23, Bemidji Police officers responded to the North Country Regional Hospital where a different woman was being treated after a beating by Larson, who had a conviction for gross misdemeanor domestic assault from Sept. 17, 2001, on the same woman.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Aaron Lee May, 30, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Jan. 24 and was sentenced Feb. 22 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, gross misdemeanor escaping from custody, gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI and gross misdemeanor domestic abuse violating a no-contact order within 10 years of previous conviction.

On the fleeing conviction, he was sentenced to 13 months in prison, stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve four years of supervised probation; pay for work off fine and costs of $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, random searches, aftercare and cognitive skills training; and submit a DNA sample.

At 10:30 p.m. July 27, 2009, May was reported to have violated a domestic abuse no-contact order. Beltrami County Sheriff's Office deputies pulled over May's vehicle during a routine traffic stop. As the deputy exited the squad car, May sped away in his vehicle. The officer followed in pursuit. May was met by two Red Lake Police officers as he crossed the Red Lake Reservation line. May stopped, surrendered and was arrested.

On the escape conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail, stayed for two years, consecutive to the felony conviction and with the same conditions.

On Oct. 4, 2009, May came into custody at Beltrami County Jail due to warrants. May remained in custody in Beltrami County Jail until the judge authorized a furlough effective 8 p.m. Oct. 7, 2009, until 8 p.m. Oct. 14, 2009. May did not return to jail.

On the DWI conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 150 days served and the same conditions as the felony conviction.

At 1:40 a.m. June 29, 2009, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies received a call of a possible verbal domestic dispute. Deputies arrived on scene and found a vehicle later determined to be May's. They found May near the vehicle and approached him. May said he had been drinking. Deputies smelled alcohol on May's breath. He had slurred speech and bloodshot/watery eyes. A breath test indicated a blood alcohol level of .10.

On the domestic abuse conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 148 days served and fine and costs of $133.

On July 27, 2009, Bemidji Police responded to the 2500 block of Park Avenue Northwest. A woman said May refused to leave her residence. May has a no-contact order with the woman.

Nicholas Daniel Thompson, 32, of Kenmore, Wash., pleaded guilty Oct. 19 and was sentenced Jan. 25 for gross misdemeanor receiving stolen property, amended from felony receiving stolen property, and gross misdemeanor taking big game out of season.

On the receiving stolen property conviction, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail stayed for one year on the following conditions: He must serve one year of probation and pay fine and costs of $233.

On the possession of game conviction, he was sentenced to one year in jail stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve two years of probation and pay fine and costs of $608.

In March 2008, conservation officers were investigating taking or possession of wild game with a license. They obtained a search warrant for Thompson's home in Bemidji and discovered a stolen .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, a boat stolen from Lake Bemidji State Park and a fisher carcass in the freezer. Thompson did not have a trapping license.

Todd Michael Cope, 35, of Hines, pleaded guilty Feb. 14 and was sentenced Feb. 28 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and felony first-degree DWI - refusal of chemical testing.

On the fleeing conviction, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison, with credit for 86 days served, and fine and costs of $210.

On the felony DWI conviction, he was sentenced to 60 months in prison with conditional release at five years and a $50 fine.

At 1:05 a.m. Dec. 5, Cope ran a stop sign in Blackduck and was signaled to stop by a Blackduck Police officer. Cope fled in his vehicle at up to 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. After about five miles he lost control of the vehicle and was arrested. He was belligerent and refused a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he refused further testing. His license was cancelled as inimical to public safety at the time of his arrest. He had prior convictions for DWI from 2000, 2003 and 2008, gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation in 1995, third-degree burglary, fifth-degree controlled substance crime, check forgery, violation of a protection order, obstruction of the legal process, fifth-degree assault and giving a peace officer false information.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Richard Joel Anderson, 35, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Dec. 14 and was sentenced Feb. 11 for felony possession of marijuana, amended from felony cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy to cultivate marijuana.

He was sentenced to 13 months in prison stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must pay or work off fine and costs of $408; complete chemical dependency assessment; not use or possess or be around anyone younger than 21 using alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing and searches; submit a DNA sample; and undergo treatment.

At 4 p.m. Aug. 8 a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a marijuana growing operation on public land. Anderson was camped at the site. He was on probation for felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine.

Cisco Rolando Johnson, 22, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Jan. 24 and was sentenced Feb. 28 for gross misdemeanor domestic assault within 10 years of previous domestic assault conviction and gross misdemeanor domestic abuse - violation of a protection order.

On the domestic assault conviction, 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 fine and costs of $660; not use alcohol or controlled substances; have no assaultive behavior; have not contact with the victim; complete treatment and aftercare; and undergo anger management.

On the domestic abuse conviction, he must serve two years of supervised probation, pay fine and costs of $660 and follow the conditions of the domestic assault sentence.

At 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call from a woman that Johnson had hit her and pulled her hair and threatened to shoot her. Johnson was taken to the Beltrami County Jail. At the time of his arrest, he was on probation under a stay of imposition for terroristic threats against the woman's parents in September and possession of a pistol without a permit in January 2010.

At 5 a.m. Dec. 4, while Johnson was on pretrial release for the above crime, he violated an order for protection on the same woman. He also smelled of alcohol, with on a no-drink order was another violation of his pretrial release conditions.

Ronald Rueben Dallmann, 50, of Becida, pleaded guilty Feb. 7 and was sentenced Feb. 22 for felony first-degree DWI within 10 years of three or more DWI convictions.

He was sentenced to 54 months in prison, with credit for 69 days served, with conditional release in five years. He must pay fine and costs of $235.

At 4:38 p.m. Dec. 16, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw Dallmann rear-end another car at a stop light. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol on Dallmann, who registered .156 on a preliminary breath test. He was taken to North Country Regional Hospital for a blood test. At the time of his arrest, he had seven prior DWI convictions, including a felony conviction from 1995, 1997, 1998, two in 1999, 2001 and felony first-degree DWI in 2002.

Tyler Leon Graves, 21, of Red Lake, pleaded innocent Feb. 28 to serious felony criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 13 and 15 years old when he was more than 24 months older.

According to the criminal complaint:

On June 19, a 15-year-old girl was going to a sleepover with friends, but instead went to Graves' residence, where they had sex.

Anthony Dean Salzl, 19, of Shevlin, pleaded guilty Jan. 18 and was sentenced Feb. 28 for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely clonazepam, and misdemeanor tampering with a motor vehicle.

He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for nine days served on the following conditions: He must serve five years of supervised probation; not use or possess controlled substances or be around other using; undergo random testing; and complete treatment.

On May 18, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of someone siphoning gas out of a vehicle. Salzl was found in the act. A search of his vehicle turned up clonazepam pills.

Lawrence Dean Goggleye, 51, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for gross misdemeanor financial transaction card fraud - use without consent.

He was sentenced to one year in jail stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve two years of probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $660; and pay restitution.

At 5:30 a.m. Oct. 4, Bemidji Police officers investigated a report that someone had used a lost credit card to make about $250 in purchases at Bemidji businesses. Goggleye said he found the credit card in a parking lot and used it without permission to purchase merchandise and services.

Melissa Kay Blue, 22, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to gross misdemeanor domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order. Her sentencing is scheduled for March 21. A second charge of felony burglary was dismissed.

On Dec. 31, Leech Lake Tribal Police investigated a burglary report. Blue had smashed a window and entered a home whose occupant had a no-contact order out against her. She has convictions in Cass County for giving a peace officer a false name and date of birth and fifth-degree assault. She has a conviction in Beltrami County for fifth-degree assault and a charge of violating a no-contact order.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Nathan Everett Erickson, 29, of Bemidji pleaded guilty Nov. 8 and was sentenced Feb. 28 for serious felony criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 13 and 15 years old when he was more than 48 months older.

He was sentenced to 285 days in jail, with credit for 190 days served, 10 years of supervised probation and the following conditions: He must not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing and searches; submit a DNA sample; have no contact with the victim or persons younger than 18; register as a sex offender; attend sex offender programs; not possess or use pornography or sexually explicit material; not use the Internet.

Erickson had become acquainted with a 14-year-old girl on Facebook and obtained her cell phone number. On Aug. 1 or Aug. 2, he obtained the address of the residence where she was babysitting. He rode a bicycle to the residence and handled her sexually through her clothes. Erickson is a convicted sex criminal and is required to register as a predatory offender in Hubbard County.

Naomi Elizabeth Long, 25, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 and was sentenced Feb. 22 for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely oxycodone.

She was sentenced to 15 days in jail with work release and five years of supervised probation with the following conditions: She must pay fine and costs of $1,075; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing and searches; and complete treatment and aftercare.

At 6:50 p.m. Aug. 10, 2009, a Minnesota Highway Patrol trooper saw Long driving and knew her driving privileges had been cancelled. A search of her vehicle turned up oxycodone pills.

Jesse Lennon Gooch, 29, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Feb. 8 and was sentenced Feb. 22 for felony first-degree manufacture of methamphetamine. A second charge of possession of meth precursors with the intent to manufacture was dismissed.

He was sentenced to 110 months in prison with credit for 346 days served, must pay fine and costs of $1,158 and submit a DNA sample.

On March 14, three Bemidji Police officers responded to a burglary or trespassing call. Officers conducted a search of the residence and in the basement found a clandestine methamphetamine lab containing two coffee carafes, one containing a solution that tested positive for meth. Officers also seized supplies used in the manufacture of meth, including brake fluid, cotton balls and camping fuel. Gooch has a prior felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance conviction and three prior convictions for felony theft and felony forgery and was on conditional release on a charge of second-degree sale of meth.

Darren Harvey Benais, 47, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Feb. 22 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 with credit for two days served; serve two years of probation; pay fine and costs of $458; and have no drinking and driving or driver's license violations.

At 7:50 a.m. Sept. 1, Leech Lake Tribal Police made a traffic stop for speeding. Benais' driving privileges had been cancelled.

Barry Wayne Rundell, 35, of Bemidji, was found guilty by a jury Feb. 17 and sentenced Feb. 22 for gross misdemeanor criminal sexual conduct - non-consensual sexual contact - and giving a peace officer a false name.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days stayed for one year on the following conditions: He must serve five days in jail; serve one year of probation; and pay fine and costs of $58.

At 2 a.m. June 5, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a request to remove Rundell from a residence. A woman reported that Rundell had inappropriately groped her. He gave the deputy a false name. Rundell has two prior convictions for fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct in 1995.

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