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By Staff | Aug 14, 2015

An order to show cause hearing was held for Antonio Lee Ashford, Thief River Falls, Minn., who pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, schedule II, a class C felony, and pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, a class B misdemeanor. The former charge was dismissed without prejudice. On the latter charge, Ashford was sentenced to a chemical dependency evaluation (satisfied in January), complete recommended treatment, $305 in fees, one year unsupervised probation and 30 days confinement at the Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center with four days credit for time served.

An order to show cause hearing was held for Natasha Lee Aiken, Williston, who pleaded guilty to failure to appear as a witness or to produce information and to false reporting to law enforcement or other security officials, both class A misdemeanors.

Donald Lawrence Hadler, Ramsey, Minn., made a second appearance, at which he pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. He was sentenced to a chemical dependency evaluation, treatment, 60 hours community service, $350 in fees, two years unsupervised probation and 90 days confinement at HACTC with 89 days suspended and one day credit for time served.

Paula Jean Hadler, Ramsey, Minn., made a second appearance on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs, a class B misdemeanor, to which she entered a plea of not guilty. The charge was dismissed without prejudice, pending completion of a chemical dependency evaluation and any recommended treatment.

A revocation of probation hearing was held for Christopher Robin Jetty, Minot, who had pleaded guilty to and was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a class C felony, and ingesting a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, last year.

A revocation of probation hearing was held for Louis Felix Sasse, Towner, who had been charged with burglary, a class C felony, last year. He was sentenced to two years supervised probation, during which he cannot consume/purchase alcohol/drugs and violate criminal laws, and 30 hours of community service. Sasse also pleaded guilty issuing a check or draft without sufficient funds or credit. He was ordered to pay $142.50 in fees.

Nicole Lee Haggerty, Rugby, made an initial appearance on charges of theft of property and forgery or counterfeiting, both class C felonies. A preliminary hearing/arraignment has been scheduled for Sept. 4 at 10 a.m.

Michael Lee Longie, Bottineau, made an initial appearance on charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors. A criminal hearing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sept. 4.

Douglas Johnathen Taylor, Duluth, Minn., pleaded guilty to driving while license privilege is suspended, a class B misdemeanor. He was ordered to 10 days confinement at HACTC with 10 days suspended, $350 in fees and three months of unsupervised probation.

Sandra Joan Brossart, Barton, pleaded not guilty to simple assault-domestic violence, a class B misdemeanor. The charge was dismissed.

Kendra Michelle Klimpel pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, a class B misdemeanor. She was sentenced to a chemical dependency evaluation, treatment, cannot consume or purchase alcohol/drugs for one month and then no excessive consumption until February 2017, violate no criminal laws, 18 months unsupervised probation and 30 days confinement at HACTC with 30 days suspended.

Joseph Allen Morin, Belcourt, pleaded guilty to driving while license privilege is suspended or revoked (alcohol-related), a class B misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 30 days confinement at HACTC with 26 days suspended and three days credit for time served, one year unsupervised probation and $350 in fees.

AUG. 6 CASES

James Lee Steinbrugger, Willow City, pleaded guilty to driving/operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor or drugs, a class C felony. He was sentenced to 30 days confinement at HACTC with 20 days suspended and one day credit for time served, one year unsupervised probation with no drug/alcohol violations.

AUG. 4 CASES

Kasey Darrel Keller, Drake, pleaded guilty to assault, a class A misdemeanor. He was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation, one year confinement with the Department of Corrections with one year suspended, have no contact with the victim, chemical dependency evaluation and treatment, 60 hours of community service, no consumption, purchase or possession of alcohol/drugs, violate no criminal laws and $4,491.75 in fees.

An order to show cause hearing was held for Leigha N. Haggerty, Rugby, who pleaded guilty to simple assault-domestic violence, a class A misdemeanor. She was sentenced to anger management, 18 months unsupervised probation, $325 in fees and 30 days confinement at the Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center with one day credit for time served.

Shane Ethan Bailey, Grand Forks, made an initial appearance on a charge of driving while license privilege is suspended or revoked, a class B misdemeanor. A criminal hearing has been scheduled at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22.

Mark James Bercier, Rugby, made an initial appearance on charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors, and driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, a class B misdemeanor. A criminal hearing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Shaun S. Cassidy made an initial appearance on a charge of simple assault, a class B misdemeanor.

Bradley Brian Demery, Dunseith, pleaded guilty to driving while license privilege is suspended/revoked (fifth offense) and false reporting to law enforcement, both class A misdemeanors. He was sentenced to $325 in fees, two years unsupervised probation and one year confinement with the DOCR with 10 days credit for time served.

Kyle Joseph Fossen, Maddock, made an initial appearance on charges of unlawful delivery to certain persons, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, all class A misdemeanors. A criminal hearing has been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Stacy Gene Frederick, Cando, pleaded guilty to driving while license privilege is suspended/revoked (third offense), a class B misdemeanor. He was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation, a scram bracelet, $250 in fees and 30 days confinement at HACTC with 11 days credit for time served.

Kelsi Ranae Phelps, Rugby, made an initial appearance on a charge of physical obstruction of a government function, a class A misdemeanor. A criminal hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Joni Lynn Tillich, Belcourt, made an initial appearance on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, a class B misdemeanor. A criminal hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Joshua Lehman, Rugby, pleaded guilty to theft of property, a class C felony. He was sentenced to a chemical dependency evaluation and treatment, no consumption, possession or purchase of alchol/drugs, no ownership or possession of firearms, two years supervised probation, one year confinement with the DOCR with 131 days credit for time served, and he was ordered to not enter Deplazes Redi-Mix.

JULY 27 CASES

Fossen pleaded not guilty to driving without liability insurance. The charge was dismissed.

Terry Allen Thomas II, New Town, pleaded guilty to driving while license privilege is suspended, a class B misdemeanor. He was sentenced to $350 in fees and one year unsupervised probation.

Elton John Davis, Belcourt, pleaded not guilty to not wearing a seatbelt. Charges were dismissed.

Cheryl Lynn Holm, Rugby, pleaded not guilty to driving without liability insurance. The charge was dismissed.

Patricia Ann Slaubaugh, Wolford, pleaded guilty to issuing a check or draft without sufficient funds or credit. She was ordered to pay $160.58 in restitution and fees.

Charles Lee Hovey, Grand Ledge, Mich., was found guilty of driving while license privilege is suspended and driving/operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor or drugs, both class B misdemeanors. He was also found in contempt of court. He was sentenced to a chemical dependency evaluation and treatment, $250 in fines and 30 days confinement in the Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center with 24 days suspended and six days credit for time served.

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