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Defendants appear on meth charges

By Staff | May 23, 2014

Trent Jay Robbins, 35, of Rugby, waived his preliminary hearing on Monday in Northeast District Court in Rugby. Robbins is charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors stemming from his arrest in March.

A future date will be set for Robbins’s next hearing. He is charged with criminal conspiracy, a Class A felony; possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, Class C felonies; and misdemeanors of theft of property and ingesting a controlled substance.

Joni Theresa Mattern, 33, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on June 4 to face four felony charges and two misdemeanor charges.

Mattern is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a Class AA felony; possession of drug paraphernalia; maintaining a dwelling for using a controlled substance and endangerment of a child, Class C felonies; and misdemeanors of theft of property and ingesting a controlled substance.

Mattern, who was out on bond, was arrested again March 27 and charged with disobedience of a judicial order and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, both misdemeanors.

Richard Michael Bundy, 33, of Rugby, is released on bond and facing charges of criminal conspiracy, Class A felony; hindering law enforcement, a Class C felony; and ingesting a controlled substance. The next hearing date for Bundy has not been set.

Kramer requests preliminary hearing

David Duane Kramer, 45, of Rugby, requested a preliminary hearing on Monday. He faces charges of reckless endangerment and preventing arrest or discharge of other duties, Class C felonies; and discharge of a firearm in the city, a misdemeanor.

Kramer allegedly fired a gun into the air in the backyard of a residence he owns in the 400 block of 2nd Street SW in Rugby on April 21. Kramer, released on $10,000 cash or surety bond, received approval Tuesday to leave the state between May 21 and May 26.

Charging, Redday enter pleas

Emmanuel L. Charging, 39, of Grand Forks, and Chantell Redday, 32, of Grand Forks, both pleaded guilty Monday to Class C felony charges of endangerment of a child, and misdemeanors of marijuana possession.

For both defendants, the court dropped misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia and ingesting a controlled substance. Charging and Redday were sentenced to one year imprisonment each, with all but 60 days suspended for Charging and all but 10 days suspended for Redday.

Other felony cases

Louis Felix Sasse, 21, of Towner, requested a preliminary hearing be set. Sasse faces Class C felony charges of criminal mischief, breaking into a vehicle and burglary for alleged involvement in a break-in attempt at the North Envision station in Rugby on May 3. Sasse was also charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. Sasse posted a $2,500 cash/surety bond and his next appearance is yet to be set.

Paul John Dobson, 26, of Rugby, waived his preliminary hearing on a Class C felony charge of corruption or solicitation of minors following an arrest in March. Dobson pleaded guilty to endangerment of a child in an unrelated case in October. Dobson’s next appearance has not been set.

Kenneth James Palmer, 49, of Minot, had a Class C felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia reopened with an order to show cause Tuesday. Palmer was held in contempt of court for failing to meet treatment conditions. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with an opportunity to purge that sentence if he gets his treatment completed and fines and fees paid. Palmer pleaded guilty to the felony charge in December.

Edward John Ebach, 62, of Rugby, had his bond set at $5,000 at a hearing Tuesday for a Class C felony charge of driving or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence. The charge is a felony because of a fourth or subsequent DUI. Ebach was also charged with a misdemeanor of driving with a revoked license. He will make an initial appearance on June 3.

Arlyss Diane Rude, (no age provided), of Rugby, made a first appearance for revocation of probation from a guilty plea to theft of property in 2009. Her next appearance date has not been set.

– Tribune Staff Report

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