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Beltrami District Court
October 12, 2013
Beltrami District Court report
Sentencings The following cases were heard on September 30, 2013 by Beltrami District Judge John G. Melbye: Robert Joseph Graves, 42, of Redby, was sentenced for third-degree DWI to one year in the Beltrami County Jail; 320 days of which is stayed for three years. Graves...
October 12, 2013 - 10:24pm
October 5, 2013
Court report for October 6
Sentencings The following cases were heard on September 23, 2013 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof: Andrea Lynn Miller, 35, of Bemidji was sentenced to 365 days in the Beltrami County Jail for neglect of a child; 346 days of that time is stayed for two years....
October 5, 2013 - 10:07pm
September 28, 2013
Beltrami District Court report for September 29
The following cases were heard between Sept. 10-20 by Beltrami District Judge John Melbye: Loni Denise Sayers, 32, of Red Lake was sentenced for check forgery. She must serve 365 days in jail, 280 of which are stayed for two years. Credit for time served is 85 days. She...
September 28, 2013 - 10:39pm
August 3, 2013
Bemidji man sentenced to 3 years in prison for third DWI
BEMIDJI — A 50-year-old Bemidji man, who was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in 1990, was sentenced to three years in prison last week for driving drunk for the second time since the fatal accident 23 years ago. Thomas Allen Gardner, of 185 Gemmel Ave. SW, will serve his...
August 3, 2013 - 3:04am
August 2, 2013
Bemidji man sentenced on child porn charges
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man was sentenced earlier this week to 120 days in jail after police found more than 200 images of child porn on computers, seized in Nov. 2012 from the man's home. Michael David Walberg, 49, has five days credit for time served, according to court documents,...
August 2, 2013 - 11:35pm
July 28, 2013
Beltrami District Court Report for July 28
The following cases were heard on July 23 by Beltrami District Judge Shari Schlucter: Hayleeh Jo McLean Linbery, 20, of Bagley was sentenced for third-degree DWI. She must serve one year in jail, 350 days of which are stayed for three years. Credit for time served is four...
July 28, 2013 - 12:46am
July 20, 2013
Beltrami court report for July 21
The following cases were heard on July 16 and 17 by Beltrami District Judge Shari Schlucter: Myron Lee Fineday, 50, of Pennington was sentenced for second-degree DWI. He must serve one year in jail, 275 days of which are stayed for four years. He was placed on four years probation...
July 20, 2013 - 9:45pm
July 13, 2013
Court report sentencings
The following cases were heard on July 9 and 10 by Beltrami District Judge John Melbye: Marvin Dale Morris, 38, of Bagley was sentenced for third-degree DW. He must serve one year in jail, 350 days of which are stayed for three years. He was placed on four years probation and must...
July 13, 2013 - 10:38pm
July 6, 2013
Beltrami District Court Report for July 7
The following cases were heard on June 18, 19 and 25 by Beltrami District Judge John Melbye: Gail Ann Hoyt, 29, of Bemidji was sentenced for felony fifth-degree drug possession. She must serve 30 days in jail. Credit for time served is 22 days. She was placed on five years...
July 6, 2013 - 10:01pm
June 1, 2013
Court report for June 2
The following case was heard on April 11 by Beltrami District Judge Jude Shari Schlucter: Thomas Jesse Owens, 23, of Redby was sentenced for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. He must serve one year in jail, 344 days of which are stayed for three years. He was placed on three...
June 1, 2013 - 10:18pm
May 18, 2013
Beltrami District Court report for May 19
The following cases were heard on May 14 by Beltrami District Judge Shari Schucter: Jack Gordon Phelps, 69, of Bemidji was sentenced for gross misdemeanor DWI. He must serve one year in jail, 355 days of which are stayed for four years. Credit for time served is three days. He...
May 18, 2013 - 10:14pm
April 13, 2013
Court report for April 14
The following cases were heard on April 5 by Beltrami District Judge John Melbye: James Robert Durkin, 30, of Solway was sentenced for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation. He must serve one year in jail, 344 days of which are stayed for two years. He was placed on two years...
April 13, 2013 - 10:07pm
April 6, 2013
Judge refuses to reduce Keezer bail
BEMIDJI – Beltrami District Judge John Melbye refused on Friday to reduce bail for a Cass Lake woman who investigators say was involved in a drunken fight that ended in the death of 44-year-old Leslie Charles Headbird. Dora Jean Keezer, 29, was charged with third-degree assault...
April 6, 2013 - 12:20am
Suspect in theft of firearms pleads guilty to felony count
BEMIDJI - The fate of an estimated 15 to 20 rifles and shotguns stolen from a Bemidji store in the summer of 2010 remains unclear. But the future for one of the men responsible for stealing the firearms could include 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine — the maximum penalty for...
February 6, 2013 - 1:20am