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Beltrami County District Court
November 2, 2015
Bemidji woman gets 21 days for violating probation
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji woman was sentenced to 21 days in jail Monday for violating terms of her probation on a manslaughter charge. Rachel Downer, 23, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in September and sentenced to 10 years supervised probation. A four-year prison sentence...
November 2, 2015 - 7:26pm
September 26, 2015
Court report: Sentencings through Sept. 21
The following cases were heard Sept. 1 by Beltrami District Judge John G. Melbye: Stephanie Leerae Wood, 22, of Bemidji was convicted of gross misdemeanor fourth-degree assault on a peace officer and sentenced to 365 days in the Beltrami County Jail of which 335 days are stayed...
September 26, 2015 - 6:17pm
August 8, 2015
Court report: Sentencings for July 31, Aug. 3 and Aug. 4
The following cases were heard July 31 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof: Brock Robert Nelson-Long, 21, of International Falls was granted a statutory stay of adjudication for fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 18 days local confinement in...
August 8, 2015 - 11:25pm
May 23, 2015
Court Report: Sentencings for May 18
The following cases were heard May 18 by Beltrami District Judge Shari R. Schluchter: Erik James Loonsfoot, 42, of Bemidji was convicted of gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and sentenced to 365 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail, which...
May 23, 2015 - 3:57pm
May 19, 2015
St. Paul man pleads guilty to assault on Bemidji man
BEMIDJI—A St. Paul man has pleaded guilty to felony assault after he and two other men allegedly assaulted and robbed a Bemidji man in January. Shelby Boswell, 23, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in Beltrami County District Court on May 12. Boswell was arrested along...
May 19, 2015 - 2:50pm
Bemidji man sentenced to seven years for burglary, assault
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his part in an armed home invasion in Wilton in December. Brett...
May 19, 2015 - 2:48pm
May 18, 2015
Warrant issued for Bemidji man connected to fish house thefts
BEMIDJI -- A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Bemidji man charged with felony burglary for thefts from ice fishing houses on Lake...
May 18, 2015 - 1:58pm
April 7, 2015
Area women plead guilty to assault
BEMIDJI -- Two area women facing felony charges after allegedly attacking a woman and breaking into her home in July have entered guilty pleas in Beltrami County District Court. Cassie Barrick, 32, formerly of Richmond, and Kristy Iva Platt, 31,of Bagley, were arrested on felony...
April 7, 2015 - 6:27pm
January 3, 2015
Court report: Sentencings for Dec. 15, 22 and 29
The following cases were heard Dec. 15 by Beltrami District Judge John G. Melbye: Dillon Lee Neeland, 22, of Bemidji was sentenced for fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct to 365 days in the Beltrami County Jail of which 323 days are stayed for two years. Neeland must serve...
January 3, 2015 - 11:09pm
November 22, 2014
Court report: Sentencings for Nov. 3, 10 and 17
The following cases were heard Nov. 3 by Beltrami District Judge John G. Melbye: Jessica Amber Day, 25, of Cass Lake was sentenced for felony fifth-degree drug possession and gross misdemeanor child endangerment. Day was sentenced to 13 months in the Minnesota Correctional...
November 22, 2014 - 10:32pm
March 24, 2014
Woman charged in hypothermia death appears in court
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Rachel Downer, 22, of Bemidji, facing charges in her 6-year-old cousin’s death, made her first court appearance in Beltrami County Court on Monday. Downer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after Mercedes Mayfield was discovered dead from hypothermia...
March 24, 2014 - 3:16pm
March 23, 2014
Court Report: Sentencings for March 14 and 17
The following cases were heard March 14 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof: Gerald Raymond Gustafson, 53, of Bemidji was sentenced for first-degree drug sale to 189 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. He has been credited with 21 days time served. The...
March 23, 2014 - 6:00am
March 15, 2014
Court report: Sentencings for Mar. 3-10
The following cases were heard March 3 by Beltrami District Judge Shari R. Schluchter: Robert James Tuttle, 33, of Cass Lake was sentenced for two counts of possessing pornographic work to 15 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for the first count and...
March 15, 2014 - 11:17pm
Court report for June 16
The following cases were heard June 10 by Beltrami County District Judge Paul Benshoof: -- Steven Kyle Young, 23, of Bemidji, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced to one year in jail, with 305 days stayed for two years....
June 15, 2013 - 9:40pm
May 11, 2013
Court Report for May 12
The following cases were heard on May 7 and 8 by Beltrami District Judge John Melbye: Donna Jean Staples, 55, of Bemidji was sentenced for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. She must serve 30 days in jail. Successful completion of probation will result...
May 11, 2013 - 10:15pm