Beltrami County District Court
In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:
Shawn Allen Kingbird, 25, of Redby, pleaded guilty April 7 and was sentenced June 22 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI - refusal to test.
He was sentenced to a four-year stay of imposition with four years of supervised probation on the felony conviction. He must serve 30 days in jail with credit for four days served and work release, follow all instructions of probation, not consume alcohol or controlled substances, not enter bars or liquor stores, not possess, ship or transport guns or ammunition, undergo random testing, submit a DNA sample, remain law abiding and pay or work off $300 in fine and costs.
The sentence for the gross misdemeanor charge is the same.
At 3:30 a.m. Dec. 14, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office received a call for assistance from the Red Lake Police Department concerning a driver fleeing at speeds up to 100 mph south on state Highway 89 leaving the Red Lake Reservation. Sheriff's deputies picked up the pursuit as the driver, later identified as Kingbird, fled in the vehicle east on Great Divide Road Northwest and south on Cardinal Road Northwest evading stop sticks at Cardinal and Grange Road Northwest. Bemidji Police officers joined the pursuit and successfully laid stop sticks that flattened Kingbird's front tires at Warner Road Northwest. All four occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody. According to the criminal complaint, Kingbird said they had been drinking at a Bemidji bar and returned to Red Lake. The complaint states he was driving in the wrong lane and almost collided head-on with a Red Lake Police squad car. He said he fled because he didn't want to go to the Red Lake Jail. At the Beltrami County Jail, he refused the alcohol breath test.
Shaylene Marie Goggleye, 19, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 22 for gross misdemeanor DWI with two or more aggravating factors.
She was sentenced to one year in jail with 11 months stayed and three years of supervised probation. She must serve 30 days in jail with credit for four days served and work release, follow the instructions of probation, undergo alcohol assessment and follow the recommendations of the evaluation, undergo aftercare, not use alcohol of controlled substances, submit to random testing, remain law abiding and pay or work off $833 in fine and costs.
At 6:04 a.m. May 23, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident on Hideaway Lane Southeast. The vehicle was upside down with the wheels in the air. No one was in the vehicle. The deputy went to the home of the person to whom the vehicle was registered. The vehicle owner said Goggleye had borrowed the vehicle the evening of May 22 and her family had been seeking her whereabouts. Later Goggleye returned to the scene of the accident and said she had been driving. She said she was not injured and refused medical attention. The deputy smelled alcohol on Goggleye and observed her bloodshot, watery eyes. A preliminary breath test registered .227. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she submitted a urine sample. She had one prior DWI conviction in February 2008.
David Lee Clifton, 41, of Bemidji, was found guilty April 15 and was sentenced June 22 for felony third-degree sale of crack cocaine.
He was sentenced to 33 months in prison with credit for 37 days served. He must also pay $130 in fine and costs.
At 11:20 a.m. Nov. 23, 2007, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force agent met with a Confidential Reliable Informant who had set up a crack buy from Clifton. The CRI met Clifton in a Bemidji parking lot and then went to Clifton's home where the CRI bought .5 grams of crack cocaine for $100 federal buy money. On Feb. 6, 2008, he Bureau of Criminal Apprehension confirmed the substance was crack.
Clifton has previous felony convictions for second-degree manslaughter in 1989 in Hennepin County, third-degree possession of a controlled substance in 1998, damage to property in 2000 in Atlanta, Ga., and multiple gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions in Minnesota and Georgia.
Anthony Charles Seegmiller, 25, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty March 30 and was sentenced June 22 for gross misdemeanor indecent exposure to a minor younger than 16 and gross misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a child.
He was sentenced to one year in jail with 10 months and 16 days stayed with work release and two years of supervised probation. He must follow the instruction of probation, attend a sex offender program, undergo polygraph examinations, counseling and random testing, not consume alcohol or controlled substances, remain law abiding, not use any pornographic or sexually explicit material, not have Internet access without approval, not have contact with anyone younger than 18. Restitution is reserved.
On Dec. 8, a Beltrami County Sheriff's investigator was contacted by the Beltrami County Human Services Department reporting a sex offense against a 15-year-oldgirl who said she had sexual intercourse with Seegmiller Sept. 3. She said he offered her liquor and urged her to drink it. She did drink the alcohol. She said he also urged her to have sex with him, and she did, although she told him she was 15. On Dec. 12, Seegmiller admitted he had sexual intercourse with the girl but said she initiated the sex.
Melissa Marie Manypenny, 27, of Naytahwaush, pleaded innocent June 22 to felony fifth-degree possession of Hydrocodone. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22.
According to the criminal complaint, at 7 p.m. Aug. 29, Bemidji Police officers responded to a shoplifting call from a Bemidji department store. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where 22 tablets of Hydrocodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, and 25 tablets of Clonazopam, a Schedule IV controlled substance, were found on her person. She had no prescription for the drugs.
John Stoneman Wyllie, 18, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent June 22 to felony fourth-degree sale of psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms, possession with intent to sell psilocybin mushrooms and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 22.
According to the criminal complaint at 11 a.m. March 21, a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force agent received a call from a Confidential Reliable Informant that the CRI had bought a quarter ounce of psilocybin mushrooms from Wyllie. On March 22, the drug task force agent obtained and executed a search warrant for a residence Wyllie shared with another man. The drug task force agent seized 47 grams of marijuana divided into six baggies prepackaged for sale, four baggies containing 10 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and drug paraphernalia.