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Beltrami County District Court Report for September 26

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Bemidji, 56619

Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Michael Joseph Roy, 20, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Sept. 21 to felony domestic assault and felony fourth-degree assault of a peace officer. A third count of felony domestic abuse was dismissed. His sentencing is Oct. 25.

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On April 2, 2009, Roy was convicted of gross misdemeanor domestic assault of a woman and sentenced to 90 days in jail with a no-contact order. On Aug. 2, the Beltrami County Sheriff 's Office received a call that he had violated the no-contact order and was at the woman's home. When deputies arrived, the woman indicated he was still in the home hiding under some kitchen cabinets. Prior to being put in the squad car, Roy spat in a deputy's face.

David James White, 29, of Ponemah, pleaded guilty Sept. 20 to felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely hydrocodone, and felony ineligible person is possession of a firearm. His sentencing is Oct. 25.

At 8:40 p.m. May 7, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol saw a vehicle with illegally tinted windows traveling on County Road 15. The deputy made a traffic stop. The driver had no insurance, so the deputy ordered the vehicle to be towed. White was a passenger. A pre-towing search turned up a .25 caliber pistol and hydrocodone tablets. White has prior convictions for terroristic threats from January 2003 and fifth-degree sale of marijuana from February 2008, both convictions in Roseau County.

Gerald Joseph Browneagle, 33, address unknown, pleaded guilty to serious felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct, penetrating a victim younger than 13 when he was 36 months or more older. A second count of failure to register as a predatory offender was dismissed. His sentencing is Oct. 25.

On July 23, 2008, an 11-year-old girl reported that Browneagle had sexually assaulted her at her home during the third week in March. Investigators interviewed the child's mother July 28, 2008, and located Browneagle July 29, 2008, in North Dakota, where he was arrested on outstanding warrants from Hennepin and Anoka counties. He has prior convictions for first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 1994 from Hennepin County; third-degree assault in 2004 from Hennepin County; and failure to register as a predatory offender from 2004 in Anoka County. He also did not register when he moved to Beltrami County in November 2007.

Craig William Scheidt, 39, of Little Falls, Minn., pleaded guilty and was sentenced Sept. 21 for felony sale of methamphetamine.

He was sentenced to 75 months in prison with credit for 350 days served. He must pay fine and costs of $133 and submit a DNA sample.

On July 8, 2009, agents from the Paul Bunyan Task Force gave a confidential reliable informant $200 in federal buy money to purchase one gram of meth from Scheidt. The sale was completed in a Bemidji parking lot in a school zone. He has prior convictions for forgery, issuing dishonored checks and fifth-degree possession of meth in Hubbard County and is serving an executed prison sentence for third-degree controlled substance offense in Hubbard County.

Cisco Rolando Johnson, 21, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Aug. 23 and was sentenced Sept. 17 for felony terroristic threats and gross misdemeanor DWI - refusal to submit to chemical test. The terroristic threats charge was amended from felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

He was sentenced to a stay of imposition on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail; serve five years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,083; pay restitution; complete chemical dependency assessment and treatment and follow recommendations; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing and anger management or domestic violence programs; not use or possess firearms or dangerous weapons; obtain a GED diploma or maintain employment; and submit a DNA sample.

At 2:40 a.m. May 28, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a fight in Northern Township. Johnson threatened a resident with a knife and punched the victim in the face. The victims went into the house and Johnson tried to break in. He later fled in the victim's car. Deputies located Johnson and made a traffic stop. A search of the car revealed a knife. Deputies detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Johnson. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he refused testing. He has a prior conviction for possession of a pistol without a permit. His driver's license was valid at the time of his arrest, and he has no prior DWI convictions.

Jeremy Joe Platt, 23, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Aug. 23 and was sentenced Sept. 17 for gross misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child causing less than substantial bodily harm.

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; not use alcohol or controlled substances; undergo anger management programs; write a letter of apology; and have no contact with the victim.

At 1:15 p.m. June 17, a woman reported that Platt had assaulted her 7-year-old son. The boys had bruises on his back.

Angell Marie Hill, 29, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Sept. 21 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two or more aggravating factors.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: She must serve 30 days on Sentence to Serve; serve four years of probation to the court; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,108; complete chemical dependency assessment and treatment and follow recommendation; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances, be around others who are using them or enter establishments where they are sold or served; and undergo random testing.

At 1:10 a.m. June 4, a Bemidji Police officer saw Hill driving erratically. The officer made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol on Hill. She failed field sobriety tests and registered .188 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to North Country Regional Hospital where a blood test registered .20. She has a prior conviction for third-degree DWI from September 2009 in Beltrami County. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges had been revoked.

Joel Lee Jones, 28, of Redby, pleaded guilty Aug. 23 and was sentenced Sept. 20 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI.

He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and must serve four years of supervised probation, complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations, not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances or be around anyone using them, undergo random testing and searches and submit a DNA sample.

On the DWI conviction, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 60 days stayed on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail with credit for 15 days served; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $75; and follow the requirements of the sentence for fleeing. Successful completion of probation will result in a misdemeanor conviction.

At 7:59 p.m. Aug. 11, Red Lake Police officers conducted a chase with speeds up to 100 mph on state Highway 1 through Shooks and Kelliher. Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies assisted, putting down stop sticks, which Jones evaded by driving in the ditch. Jones eventually stopped. He smelled of alcohol and had boodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech. A preliminary breath test registered .169. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .14. There was a warrant out for Jones on charges of driving without a license and giving a peace officer a false name and date of birth.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Charlotte Johanna King, 26, of Redby, pleaded innocent Sept. 20 to felony attempting to fraudulently obtain a controlled substance, namely Vicodin. Her next court date is Oct. 19.

According to the criminal complaint: At 11:15 a.m. Aug. 11, a Blackduck Police officer responded to a call from a pharmacy. A dentist had given King a prescription for Vicodin. She had altered the prescription to obtain refills.

Dillon Mark Hooker, 18, of Laporte, pleaded innocent to felony theft of a firearm and offering a forged check. His next court date is Oct. 19.

According to the criminal complaint: at 12:40 a.m. June 21, Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies responded to a resident of Northern Township concerning a burglary that occurred sometime between May 27 and June 11. The resident said the house had been broken into and two rifles, a shotgun and a box of checks had been stolen. At 8:30 a.m. June 21, Hooker reported to sheriff's investigators that he had stolen two guns and pawned them in Bemidji. He said he also wrote a series of checks May 31 totaling $666.50 on the stolen check blanks.

Debra Evelyn Thompson, 21, of Cloquet, Minn., pleaded innocent Sept. 20 to felony fourth-degree assault of a peace officer causing demonstrable bodily harm. Her next court date is Oct. 19.

According to the criminal complaint: At 1:35 a.m. July 3, Bemidji Police officers responded to the Jaycees Water Carnival beer tent at the Lake Bemidji waterfront to remove Thompson, who was intoxicated and causing a problem. She refused to leave and was kicking and screaming. When an officer tried to calm her, she spat.

Ashley Anne Lund, 29, of Blackduck, pleaded guilty May 18 and was sentenced Sept. 20 for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine.

She was sentenced to 13 months in prison stayed for 10 years on the following conditions: She must serve 180 days in jail; serve 10 years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,083; complete inpatient treatment; not use or possess alcohol or controlled substances, be around anyone using them or enter establishments where they are sold or served; undergo random testing and searches; undergo cognitive skills training; and submit a DNA sample.

At 11 p.m. March 31, Lund contacted Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies saying she was addicted to meth and wanted to turn her life around. She set up a meeting and handed over a bag containing meth and drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail. At the time of her arrest, she was on supervised probation for second-degree DWI. She had a prior conviction for possession of meth.

Iris Faith Lyons, 32, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 21 to gross misdemeanor third-degree riot. Her next court date is Jan. 11.

According to the criminal complaint: At 1:15 a.m. July 8, she went to a Bemidji residence with two other people. They assaulted a woman, hitting her on the side of the head with a rock, hitting her with a blunt instrument on the back of her head and tearing her ear almost off. The victim was treated at North County Regional Hospital.

Donald Dale Hoornstra, 67, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Sept. 20 to felony possession of child pornography. His sentence is scheduled for Nov. 7.

On Aug. 27, the Bemidji Police Department received a report from a Bemidji computer repair service that technicians had found child pornography on Hoornstra's computer while they were working on it. The court issued a search warrant. Officers discovered the child pornography Aug. 28.

Jeffery Allen Goad, 38, of Pinewood, pleaded guilty Aug. 10 and was sentenced Sept. 20 for gross misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child causing less substantial bodily harm. A charge of felony second-degree assault was dismissed.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 340 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 25 days in jail; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,108; complete chemical dependency assessment and treatment and follow recommendations; undergo anger management or domestic violence programs; and have no contact with the victim.

At 9:25 a.m. June 20, a 17-year-old boy reported Goad had beaten him with a flashlight, causing injuries and bruises. At the time of his arrest, Goad had outstanding warrants in Beltrami and Clearwater counties for failure to appear in court on traffic offense charges.

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