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Beltrami District Court report

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The following cases were heard Feb. 4 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof:

Joseph Jon Halberg, 21, of Mahnomen was sentenced for purchasing alcohol for a minor to 15 days in the Beltrami County Jail of which 13 days are stayed for one year. Halberg must serve and was credited with two days time served. Halberg has been placed on one year court probation and must pay a $150 fine.

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The following cases were heard Feb. 10 by Beltrami District Judge Shari R. Schluchter:

Danielson Cornelius Lussier, 24, of Gonvick was sentenced for fifth-degree assault and third-degree assault to 90 days in the Beltrami County Jail on the fifth-degree assault charge and 21 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for the third-degree assault charge. Lussier was credited for 149 days time served and must pay a $50 fine for each charge, both of which have been stayed.

Brian Dale Preston, 49, of Cass Lake was sentenced for driving after cancellation to 365 days in the Beltrami County Jail, all of which has been stayed for two years. Preston has been placed on two years court probation and must pay a $750 fine.

Axle Thomas Seelye, 24, of Cass Lake was sentenced for third-degree assault to 15 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, which is stayed for five years. Seelye must serve 213 days in the Beltrami County Jail. He has been placed on five years supervised probation and must pay a $1,000 fine.

Donald David Pepworth, 30, of Cass Lake was sentenced for third-degree assault to 21 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, which is stayed for five years. Pepworth must serve 183 days in the Beltrami County Jail. Pepworth must pay a $1,000 fine and may do so by way of community service.

Victoria Jean Tepiew, 28, of Cass Lake was sentenced for fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine to 30 days in the Beltrami County Jail. Tepiew has been credited with 23 days time served. She has been placed on five years supervised probation upon successful completion of which shall result in a dismissal of the charge.

Pioneer Staff Report

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