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Beltrami County Court Report for September 18

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In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Lucas Wayne French, 29, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 12, to felony escape from custody.

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He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 15. Meanwhile, he remains in custody in the Beltrami County Jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

On July 25, French pleaded guilty to malicious punishment of an 11-year-old boy, felony assault of a peace officer and reckless handling of a dangerous weapon. He was placed on work release, for which he was not eligible because he was on probation out of Cass County on a 2006 conviction for a sex offense. On Aug. 13 he didn't return to the jail from his job. He fled with a woman and was apprehended in South Dakota.

Carmen Faye Monroe, 31, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Sept. 12 to felony harboring, concealing or aiding a criminal, namely Lucas Wayne French, to avoid arrest.

Her sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 24.

On Aug. 13 she helped French evade apprehension as they fled the area with two children in the car. They were arrested Aug. 18 in South Dakota.

Brent Esten Eggen, 31, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 12 to felony domestic assault by strangulation and gross misdemeanor third-degree criminal damage to property between $501 and $1,000.

He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Dec. 13.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 12:30 a.m. July 23, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a domestic assault of a woman outside a rural Beltrami County bar. Witnesses said Eggen was strangling the woman against a car. Witness wrestled Eggen to the ground and tried to restrain him, but he kicked in the woman's car door and kicked of the side view mirror.

Michael Allen Alderete, 26, of Duluth, pleaded innocent Sept. 12 to gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two or more aggravating factors.

He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 15.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 9 p.m. July 1, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a man, identified as Alderete, passed out in a vehicle stopped in the roadway. The officer woke the man up and took him to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center and then to Beltrami County Jail, where the suspect supplied a urine sample. At the time of his arrest, Alderete's driving privileges were valid, and he had one prior DWI or alcohol related license revocation in 2007.

Chad David Pierce, 41, of Tenstrike, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Sept. 12 for gross misdemeanor fourth-degree burglary, amended from felony second-degree burglary.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with two days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 363 days in jail with credit for three days served; serve two years of probation; pay fine and costs of $835; write a letter of apology; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 6:30 p.m. March 5, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a burglary and assault at a Hines residence. Pierce entered the home, punched the homeowner and fled the scene. He was arrested March 6.

Patti Jo McClellan, 46, a homeless person of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Aug. 1 and was sentenced Sept. 12 for gross misdemeanor neglect of a child resulting in substantial physical or emotional harm.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 313 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: She must serve 52 days in jail; serve two years probation; pay fine and costs of $510; and complete standard probation conditions.

Between 9 and 10 p.m. June 4, she drove away from a residence where she was staying with her son, 11, and daughter, 4, taking her daughter with her. She disappeared with the younger child for four days. She had a pattern of going off without telling anyone where she was. On June 24, a car McClellan had been driving was seized by law enforcement because it had been involved in a drive-by shooting in Cass Lake. On June 28, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies found her at another person's residence with her daughter, who had no had fresh clothes for several days. McClellan was intoxicated and staying with a man, who was also drunk. The girl was taken into protective custody. At the time of her arrest McClellan was a convicted drug felon.

Thomas Allen Ulve, 27, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Sept. 12, for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

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 one day served; serve three years of probation to the court; pay fine and costs of $935; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 1:09 a.m. June 23, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Ulve driving with a broken taillight. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Ulve, who failed field sobriety tests. He registered .085 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he underwent a urine test. At the time of his arrest, he driving privileges were valid, and he had one prior DWI conviction or alcohol related license revocation in 2009.

Mariza Renee Brown, 29, of Bena, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Sept. 12 for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name and date of birth.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 350 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: She must serve 15 days in jail; serve two years of probation to the court; and pay or work off fine and costs of $460.

At 4:53 p.m. July 31, she was stopped for shoplifting at a Bemidji retail center. She gave the Bemidji Police officer a false name and date of birth. At the time of her arrest, she had an outstanding warrant for arrest.

Britt Renee Finley, 28, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Sept. 12 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 on work release with credit for four days served; serve three years of probation to the court; and pay fine and costs of $835.

At 9:41 p.m. July 30, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Finley, who registered .195 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where she registered .17 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid, and she had one prior DWI conviction or alcohol-related license revocation in 2004.

John William Campbell, 29, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty June 20 and was sentenced Sept. 12 for felony fifth-degree possession of heroin. Charges of cultivation and manufacture of marijuana and possession of marijuana were dismissed.

He was sentenced to a stay of adjudication on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail with credit for two days served; serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,075; and complete standard probation conditions. Successful completion of probation will result in a dismissal.

At 8:30 a.m. June 20, 2010, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a woman who called because she was suffering disorientation. The deputy found marijuana growing at the residence. A woman at the residence reported she used heroin with Campbell.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Brett Bernard Campbell, 20, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Sept. 6 for gross misdemeanor damage to property between $501 and $1,000, amended from felony first-degree damage to property $1,001 or more.

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 fine and costs of $658; pay restitution; and complete standard probation conditions.

Between March 26 and May 22, 2010, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies and Bemidji Police officers investigated the nighttime damage to 46 mailboxes in the Bemidji area. Campbell with two other men and two juveniles smashed the mailboxes.

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