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Felony cases heard in district court

By Staff | Jul 4, 2014

Northeast District Court Judge John C. McClintock Jr., heard six felony cases at the Pierce County Courthouse on Tuesday.

Louis Felix Sasse, 21, of Towner, was arraigned on a Class C felony charge of burglary; and two counts of criminal mischief, Class A misdemeanors. Sasse had a Class C felony charge of breaking into a vehicle dismissed. The charges stem from an alleged break-in attempt at the North Envision station in Rugby on May 3.

Sasse waived his preliminary hearing and pled not guilty. A pretrial conference will be set.

Erion Clarence Peltier, 39, of Rugby, had a bond hearing on a charge of simple assault of an officer, a Class C felony. Bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety.

An initial appearance is set for July 15, where he will also appear on an unrelated charge of disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.

David Duane Kramer, 45, of Rugby, waived his preliminary hearing and was arraigned on 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.

His next appearance was not set.

Natasha Lee Aiken, 31, of Rugby, failed to appear for a change of plea hearing on a Class C felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia for methamphetamine. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest.

Nicholas Belgarde, 18, of Rugby, had bond set at $15,000 for a Class C felony charge of terrorizing. Belgarde allegedly brandished a knife. His initial appearance is set for July 15.

Jay Lee Houle, 25, of Rugby, had bond set at $5,000 for a Class C felony charge of aggravated assault for an alleged domestic violence incident. An initial appearance is set for July 15.

June 17 and 27 Court Report

Three defendants appeared on felony charges in Northeast Judicial District Court on June 17 and two defendants appeared on June 27.

Richard Bundy, 33, of Rugby, waived his preliminary hearing on June 17. Bundy is charged with criminal conspiracy, a Class A felony; hindering law enforcement, a Class C felony; and ingesting a controlled substance. A change of plea hearing is scheduled for July 15.

Sandra Lee Carpentier, 46, of Minot, made an appearance after being arrested for failure to appear for treatment and was held in contempt of court. The court mandated she undergo treatment. Carpentier was convicted of possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony; possession of a controlled substance – marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.

Trent Jay Robbins, 35, of Rugby, pled guilty to criminal conspiracy; possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine; a Class C felony; and theft of property, a Class A misdemeanor. On the felony charge he was sentenced to five years in prison, he will serve two with three years suspended. He is subject to probation pending release and must undergo drug treatment. On the misdemeanor charge he was sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years probation.

Jeremiah Jeffery Bierman, 20, of Towner, plead guilty to two charges of luring minors by computer, both Class C felonies. On one charge he was sentenced to three years in prison, and will serve one year and one day with five years of probation. On the second charge he was sentenced to one year in prison and five years supervised probation.

Rodney Neil Davis, 25, of Grand Forks, appeared on a bond hearing June 27. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. The court ordered he be held without bond. Davis is also facing drug charges in Grand Forks County, where a motion to revoke pre-trial release bond was filed. An initial appearance is set for Tuesday

Jeramie John Davis, 25, Belcourt, appeared on a bond hearing. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia – a glass pipe; a class C felony; possession of a controlled substance – marijuana – and possession of drug paraphernalia – a vaporizer, both class A misdemeanors; and driving under a suspended license, a class B misdemeanor. The court set bond for him at $30,000. An initial appearance is set for Tuesday.

– Tribune Staff Report

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