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Court hears felony cases

By Staff | Aug 8, 2014

The Northeast District Court in Rugby heard felony cases July 28, July 29 and Aug. 5. Judge John C. McClintock Jr., presided.

Leon James Schultz, 42, of Towner, had a preliminary hearing on a Class C felony charge of reckless endangerment. Schultz also made an initial appearance on a Class A misdemeanor charge of ingesting a controlled substance.

Jacqueline Rae Aiken, 27, of Dunseith, made an initial appearance on a Class C felony charge of theft of property (motor vehicle).

Jeramie John Davis, 24, of Belcourt, had a criminal hearing for Class C felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (schedule 4) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Davis also faces three misdemeanor charges including possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license.

Edward John Ebach, 63, of Rugby, had a pretrial conference for a Class C felony DUI charge. Ebach is also charged with driving while license is revoked, a Class B misdemeanor.

Joey Allen Mattern, 38, of Rugby, made an initial appearance on a Class C felony DUI charge and a Class A misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. Mattern also faces misdemeanor charges of ingesting a controlled substance and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Philip Allen Byard, 27, of Bismarck, pled guilty to a Class C felony of issuing check or draft without sufficient funds or credit. Byard was ordered to pay $1,500 in restitution and had a year imprisonment suspended with three years probation.

James Lee Counts, 38, of Dunseith, had a bond hearing for a Class C felony charge of possession of controlled substance. Bond was set at $1,000 case or surety and an initial appearance was set for Sept. 9. Counts is also facing a Class A misdemeanor charge of making false reports to law enforcement.

Rodney Neil Davis, 25, of Grand Forks, made a second appearance on a Class C felony charge of possession of controlled substance (schedule 4). An arraignment and pretrial conference are schedule for Sept. 29.

– Tribune Staff Report

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