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Northeast District Court hears felony cases

By Staff | Oct 31, 2014

Felony cases were heard in Northeast District Court in Rugby on Tuesday with Judge John C. McClintock Jr., presiding.

Melvin Luke Jeanotte II, 33, of Belcourt, was sentenced to two years at North Dakota Department of Corrections in Bismarck for revoking probation from a 2013 conviction on Class C felony possession of a controlled substance. Jeanotte was credited for time previously served.

Alalie Carley Davis, 18, of Belcourt, pleaded guilty to a Class C felony charge of possession drug paraphernalia (meth) and a Class A felony charge of possession of meth with intent to distribute was dismissed. A presentence invesitgation was ordered with sentencing schedule for Jan. 13.

Donald John Magnuson, 62, of Rugby, made an initial appearance on a Class A felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He also is charged with a Class A misdemeanor of providing false reports to law enforcement. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 18.

Savannah Kendahl Trottier, 27, of Rolla, pleaded guilty to Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia and a Class C felony charge of possession of a schedule III substance was dismissed. Trottier also pleaded guilty to a pair of Class A misdemeanors of possession of paraphernalia and a controlled substance. She was sentenced to 1 year at NDDOC with credit for time served (38 days) and the balance suspended for two years supervised probation.

Vernon St. Claire Jr. III, 32, of Dunseith had a preliminary hearing continued on Class C felony charges of possession of a schedule III substance and possession of paraphernalia.

A complaint was filed and a warrant issued for James Monroe Shadowens IV, 32, of Tioga, in relation to a burglary and theft of a pickup truck from Oakwood Inn in Rugby on Oct. 26. Shadowens was last seen in Williams County.

On Oct. 21, McClintock heard four felony cases.

Cody Roy Canfield, 20, of Grand Forks, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor count of issuing a no account check. A week earlier, Canfield pleaded guilty to a Class C felony count of the same charge. Since August, Canfield has pleaded guilty to six other misdemeanor counts of the same charge.

Canfield was sentenced to one year imprisonment at the NDDOC in Bismarck with all but 60 days suspended and two years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay restitution of $1567 plus court fees.

Andrew D. Johnson, 23, of Fargo, made an initial appearance on a revocation of probation charge. Johnson was serving two years probation following 18 months imprisonment on a guilty plea of Class C felony theft of property. Johnson admitted to the allegations of revocation on Oct. 21 and a sentencing hearing is set for Dec. 9.

Pamela C. Brewer, of Selz, 38, waived a preliminary hearing for a Class C felony charge of theft of property in connection with a burglary of the bar in Selz. She also faces three Class A misdemeanor charges of hindering law enforcement, providing false reports and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A pretrial conference is set for Dec. 9.

Brian Thomas Koons Jr., 19, of Harvey; and Lane Maupin, 18, of Selz, both pleaded guilty to burglary and theft of property, Class C felonies. They also pleaded guilty to ingestion of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor. The pair was arrested for the incident at the Selz bar. A presentence investigation was ordered. Koons will appear for sentencing on Dec. 9. A hearing for Maupin is schedule for Jan. 6.

– Tribune Staff Report

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