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Thunder, Lussier sentenced for burglary

BEMIDJI -- Two people who burglarized a home in Maple Ridge Township in November have been sentenced. Both plead guilty to second-degree burglary in December.

Robert Alan Thunder, 31, of Red Lake was sentenced on Monday to 43 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. He was credited for 74 days time served. Thunder must pay a $50 fine plus $750 in restitution.

Kristie Leanne Lussier, 41, of Red Lake was sentenced in January to 23 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, which has been stayed for 10 years. She must serve 90 days in the Beltrami County Jail and was credited for 58 days time served. Lussier has been placed on 10 years supervised probation and must pay a $1,000 fine plus $750 in restitution.

Thunder and Lussier were suspected of burglarizing a home on the 23300 block of Highway 89 in Maple RIdge Township on Nov. 24. They faced a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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