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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge John Melbye:

Anthony Frank Warno, 39, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Aug. 15 to gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Sept. 26.

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According to the criminal complaint:

At 2 a.m. April 14, a Bemidji Police officer saw a driver with a vehicle partly on the curb. The officer made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and slurred speech on Warno, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .117 in a preliminary breath test. He was taking to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center where he submitted to a blood test. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid, and he had prior DWI convictions or license revocations for drinking and driving in 1993, 1995 and 2008, and had completed his probation on the latest conviction on March 17.

Sabin Mitchell Myhra, 30, of Walker, pleaded guilty Aug. 15 to felony theft by check, His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 26.

At 2 p.m. July 29, 2010, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office investigated a case in which Myhra bought a vehicle for $4,491.65 with two insufficient funds checks from a Wells Fargo Bank account.

Christopher William Thompson, 49, of Lino Lake, Minn., pleaded innocent Aug. 15 to felony motor vehicle theft. He requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 15.

According to the criminal complaint:

Between Jan. 22 and Jan. 25, 2010, a Beltrami County Sheriff's Office investigation determined that Thompson stole a snowmobile.

Shane Ernie Collins, 23, of Fort Ripley, Minn., pleaded guilty June 7 and was sentenced Aug. 15 for two counts of serious felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

He was sentenced to 36 months in prison on each count, with credit for 449 days served, and the prison time stayed for 15 years on the following conditions: He must serve 15 years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $158 on each count; not use alcohol or controlled substances; submit a DNA sample; have no contact with the victims or persons younger than 18; complete a sex offender program; not use the Internet, pornography or sexually explicit material; undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment; and register as a predatory offender.

On March 11, 2010, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office investigation determined that Collins had sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl.

Daniel Wayne Heathcott, 42, of Shoreview, Minn., pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 15 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $3,110.

At 1:08 a.m. July 26, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch. The trooper detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on Heathcott, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .18 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where he registered .14 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid, and he had one prior DWI conviction in 2006 in Ramsey County.

Allen Scott Sargeant, 25, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 15 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two or more aggravating factors.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 320 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve 45 days in jail; serve four years of probation; pay fine and costs of $1,185; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 1:24 a.m. July 17, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy noticed that the license plate lights on Sargeant's vehicle were malfunctioning. Sargeant pulled into a gas station and the deputy approached the vehicle on foot. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Sargeant, who registered .229 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where he registered .23 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, Sargeant's driving privileges were valid, and he had one prior DWI conviction in January 2011.

Andrea Marie Jourdain, 18, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 15 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI refusal to test.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 320 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: She must serve 45 days in jail; serve four years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,185; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 2:52 a.m. July 2, a Bemidji Police officer responded to a report of a woman with a knife and stopped a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's car. The officer detected the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes on Jourdain, who registered .138 in a preliminary breath test. She was taking to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center where she refused blood and urine tests. At the time of her arrest, he driving privileges were revoked, and she had one prior DWI or alcohol-related license revocation June 2 and was scheduled for arraignment on the charge July 6.

Marlena Jane Cloud, 33, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Aug. 15 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI with one aggravating factor.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: She must serve 30 days in jail, serve three years of probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $935; write a letter of apology; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 3 a.m. June 19, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Cloud driving 30 mph in a 20 mph zone. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and slurred speech on Cloud, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .17 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail, where she registered .15 on the Intoxilyzer. While she was being transported she kicked at the squad car windows and threatened to kill the deputy. At the time of her arrest, her driving privileges were valid, and she had one prior DWI conviction or alcohol-related license revocation in 2001.

Shaw Lee Sherer-Nason, 27, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty July 5 and was sentenced Aug. 15 for felony check forgery and felony third-degree burglary.

He was sentenced on the check forgery conviction to 13 months in prison stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must pay fine and costs of $658; pay restitution of $2,374.11; not transport or possess firearms or ammunition; and complete standard probation conditions.

In June and July 2010, he wrote checks totaling more than $2,500 on a deceased person's account.

On the burglary conviction, He was sentenced to 15 months in prison stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must pay fine and costs of $658; have no contact with victims; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 8:40 a.m. Sept. 22, 2009, he stole canoes from the Cass Lake Episcopal Camp and sold them.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Jason Christopher Emineth, 29, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Aug. 8 and was sentenced Aug. 15 for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI with two aggravating factors.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 275 days stayed for four years on the following conditions: He must serve 90 days on work release; serve four years of probation; pay fine and costs of $1,185; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 1:58 a.m. July 1, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw Emineth driving across center lines. The deputy made a traffic stop. Emineth failed field sobriety tests and registered .20 in a preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he registered .20 on the Intoxilyzer. At the time of his arrest, his driving privileges were valid, and he had two prior DWI convictions or alcohol-related license revocations in 2002 and 2007.

Georgia Lynn Johnson, 28, of Redby, pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 18 for gross misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI refusal to test.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 364 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: She must serve one day in jail with credit for one day served; serve two years of probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $585; and complete standard probation conditions.

At 1:02 a.m. May 14, a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy saw her driving slower than the speed limit. The deputy made a traffic stop and detected the odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes on Johnson, who failed field sobriety tests and registered .12 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she failed to give adequate breath samples for the Intoxilyzer. At the time of her arrest, she had no driver's license.

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