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By Staff | Mar 8, 2016

Corey Michael Poitra’s (Belcourt) charge of driving while license privilege is suspended-a class B misdemeanor-was dismissed.

Pierce Keaton Morin, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and failure to appear after release-bail jumping, both class C felonies. He was ordered to pay $500 in fees and was sentenced to 2 years’ confinement with the Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, first serve 18 months, with 125 days’ credit for time served and one year supervised probation.

Robert Joel McKeehen, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor. He was ordered to pay $250 in fees within 60 days of judgement, write an apology to the landowner within 30 days of judgment and serve 20 hours of community service. He was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation.

Kayla Mae Forness’ (Esmond) charge of driving without liability insurance was dismissed.

An order revoking probation and sentence was issued for Aaron Antonson, of Bismarck, who pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition, a class A felony, in 2009. Antonson was sentenced to six years’ confinement with the DOCR, with 3 years and 50 days’ credit for time served.

Joshua John Adams, of Mandan, pleaded guilty to theft of property, a class C felony; unlawful use of license plate or tab and driving while license privilege is suspended, both class B misdemeanors. On the felony charge he was ordered to pay $1,100 in fees and was sentenced one year’s confinement with the DOCR with 294 days suspended and 71 days’ credit for time served, and three years’ supervised probation. On the misdemeanor charges he was sentenced to 30 days’ confinement at the Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center with 30 days’ credit for time served.

Dickey Joseph Cain, of Rugby, pleaded guilty to terrorizing, a class C felony. He was ordered to pay $500 in fees and was sentenced to three years’ confinement with the DOCR with 111 days’ credit for time served and 984 days suspended, and three years’ supervised probation.

Eugene Edward Fuller, of Harvey, pleaded guilty to reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor. He was ordered to pay $750 in fees and was sentenced to five days’ confinement at HACTC with five days suspended and 364 days of probation.

Shareen Kay Poitra, of Dunseith, pleaded guilty to theft of property. Poitra was ordered to have no contact or direct/indirect communication and not to be within 300 feet of the victim, his residence or his place of employment for two years. She was sentenced to 1 year’s confinement with the DOCR with 332 days suspended and 33 days’ credit for time served and two years’ supervised probation.

Silas Duke Cavanaugh, of Saint Michael, pleaded guilty to ingesting a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors. He was sentenced to one year’s confinement at HACTC with 54 days’ credit for time served and two years unsupervised probation. A class A misdemeanor charge of tampering with physical evidence was dismissed.

Matthew James Gibney, of Minot, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance-schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia, both class C felonies; and possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, a class B misdemeanor. He was sentenced to two years’ confinement with the DOCR with 28 days’ credit for time served. A class A misdemeanor charge of hindering law enforcement was dismissed.

Ethan Douglas Kerslake, of Bottineau, pleaded guilty to minor prohibited from using alcoholic beverages/entering licensed premises, a class B misdemeanor. He was ordered to pay $275 in fees and complete 25 hours of community service. He was sentenced to 10 days’ confinement at HACTC with 10 days’ suspended, and one year unsupervised probation.

Jacob Weninger, of Fargo, pleaded guilty to two counts of licenses to hunt, trap or fish required of residents, a class B misdemeanor. He was ordered to complete 65 hours of community service and pay $275 in fees. He was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation and 30 days’ confinement at HACTC with 30 days suspended.

Cody Quentin Jay Severson pleaded guilty to duty upon striking an unattended vehicle, a class A misdemeanor. He was ordered to pay $750 in fees and was sentenced to 10 days’ confinement at HACTC with 10 days suspended and one year unsupervised probation.

Joshua Wayne Bryant’s (White Earth) charge of driving without liability insurance was dismissed.

Terri Lynn Falcon, of Belcourt, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia (class B misdemeanor). She was ordered to pay $250 in fees and to complete a chemical dependency evaluation/UA testing. She was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation.

Mark James Bercier, of Bottineau, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs (class B misdemeanor). He was ordered to pay $750 in fees, do weekly UA testing and to refrain from alcohol until 21 and not to drink to excess after that. He was sentenced to 30 days’ confinement at the Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center with 30 days suspended and 18 months unsupervised probation. Bercier also pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and was sentenced to 30 days’ confinement at HACTC, first serve four days. Bercier pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance-marijuana (class B misdemeanor), which was dismissed.

Kit Brewster Skaar’s (Rugby) charge of driving without liability insurance was dismissed.

Johnnie Dennis Sander, of Rugby, pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation and 10 days’ confinement at HACTC with 10 days suspended.

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