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Matters of record for May 7, 2014

District Court

St. Louis County

April 30

Christian T. Durfee, 16, 4930 Whitetail Drive, Hermantown, driving 83 mph in a 55 mph zone, fined $100.


May 1

Brendan J. Commerford, 22, 4717 Mary Lane Drive, Hermantown, disorderly conduct - offensive/abusive/noisy/obscene, imposition stayed on one year of probation with conditions including counseling.

Anita K. Laquier, 22, 909 E. Fourth St., Duluth, disorderly conduct, dismissed.


May 2

Robert L. Cockerham, 44, no address listed, disorderly conduct, 60 days of local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation with condition of no same or similar offense.

James C. Durfee, 31, 4449 Schultz Road, Duluth, uninsured vehicle, fined $200.

Connor E. Erdmann, 19, 3553 Haines Road, Hermantown, possession of marijuana in vehicle, fined $150.

Darrin M. Garner, 46, 1223 E. Sixth St., Duluth, driving after suspension, dismissed.

Joseph K. Gitau, 38, Woodbury, Minn., uninsured vehicle, fined $200.

David A. Keith, 55, 20118 River Road, Grand Rapids, failure to yield right-of-way to emergency vehicle, fined $100.

Blake E. Peters, 19, White Bear Lake, Minn., underage consumption, fined $100.

Cody M. Pierson, 23, no address listed, first count of assault, imposition stayed on three years of probation with conditions including $50 fine and no alcohol/controlled substance use (including synthetics and bath salts); second count of assault, dismissed.

Taylor A. Sandahl, 22, New York Mills, Minn., careless driving, fined $1,000 and 90 days of local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation with conditions including if defendant completes Victim Impact Panel within six months, fine will be reduced by $500; driving while impaired and driving while under the influence of alcohol, dismissed.

Megan K. Seavey, 20, Burnsville, Minn., underage consumption, fined $100.

Adrian O. Yimbo, 20, 1215 N. 43rd Ave. E., Duluth, social host violation, fined $300.


The News Tribune publishes Matters of Record as part of its obligation to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are public records submitted by the courthouse in Duluth, though minor infractions for which the potential punishment does not exceed $100 or include of local confinement may be excluded. Most defendants are also ordered to pay court and/or surcharge fees. Individual requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.