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Juries find two Cass Lake men guilty

WALKER - Jurors found two Cass Lake men guilty in March in Cass County District Court of only some of the charges filed against them.

Judge John P. Smith presided at both trials.

Byron Dean Sayers, 47, was found guilty March 25 of two felony third-degree burglary counts and one each of felony first-degree criminal damage to property, misdemeanor possession of a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor fleeing on foot. The jury acquitted him of a misdemeanor obstructing the legal process charge.

He broke into a Cass Lake residential garage Jan. 8. When officers arrested him at the scene, he had metal knuckles in his pocket. Also in his possession were a screwdriver, baseball cap and two bottles of medication taken from the garage. Windows had been broken out of two vehicles in the garage.

Sayers is scheduled to be sentenced May 4.

Peter John Jones, 35, was found guilty March 27 of gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process or arrest with force and/or violence.

Jurors acquitted him on felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor domestic assault charges and one count of misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

When officers responded Jan. 17 to a report of an assault at a Pike Bay Township residence, Jones resisted arrest. Officers used a Taser before being able to detain him. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 4.