District Court

St. Louis County

Jan. 4

  • Blake M. Heavirland, 38, Floodwood, burglary - 2nd degree, imposition stayed on two years probation with conditions, $50 fine, credit for four days local confinement and pay $3,750 in restitution.

Jan. 5

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  • Bonson J. Abasham, 23, Saint Paul, driving after suspension, continued for dismissal for one year.

Jan. 6

  • Frederick A. Dudderar, 66, Duluth, move over law violation, fined $50.
  • Jennifer R. Eckart, 48, Duluth, theft, fined $100.

  • Richard J. Edwards, 29, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200; driving 90 mph in a 50 mph zone, fined $150.
  • Tayler K. Erickson, 24, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $200.
  • Justin W. Freshour, 22, Duluth, driving 104 mph in a 55 mph zone, fined $150.
  • Lane T. Greer, 20, Silver Bay, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 60 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Craig L. Moser, 28, Tyler, Texas, shoplifting, continued for dismissal on one year probation.
  • Brandon L. Phillips, 27, Duluth, shoplifting, adjudication stayed for one year.
  • Nichol M. Price, 44, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Scott A. Smith, 54, Duluth, driving after cancellation - inimical to publication, adjudication stayed for one year, $50 fine.
  • Briana L. Thompson, 26, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 60 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.

Jan. 7

  • Jason W. Arndt, 40, Duluth, threats of violence, fined $50 and 30 months in prison.
  • Ayesha Y. Bozeman, 34, Duluth, test refusal, fined $2,000 and 180 days local confinement, time and $1950 stayed on two year probation with conditions.
  • Charles R. Dille, 40, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 346 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Lucious J. Griffin, 23, Cloquet, test refusal, fined $1,000 and 90 days local confinement, 89 days and $500 stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Aikima L. Israel, 40, Duluth, disorderly conduct, adjudication stayed for one year.
  • Antonio R. Ketola, 20, Esko, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 60 days local confinement, time and $700 stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Brandi M. Vainio, 36, Esko, disorderly conduct, fined $50 and 30 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation.

Jan. 8

  • Jacob A. Abrahamson, 30, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $50, six days local confinement and 42 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions.
  • Ronald R. Blake, 78, Ham Lake, Minnesota, driving 109 mph in a 65 mph zone, fined, $300.
  • Landon B. Christensen, 26, driving under the influence, fined $1,000 and 90 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.

  • Vanessa E. Crown, 41, Duluth, collector plates violation - cancelled/stolen/revoked, fined $300; driving after revocation (offense dated: 5/1/13), fined $200.
  • Wallace D. Gregory, 59, Spooner, vehicle violate forest products permit - exceed gross weight violation, fined $700.
  • Trent S. Hanson, 23, Carlton, test refusal, fined $2,000 and 180 days local confinement, time and $1,000 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Mark N. Hernandez, 58, Duluth, disorderly conduct, adjudication stayed on one year probation.
  • Melvin L. Johnson, 56, Floodwood, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 60 days local confinement, time and $500 stayed on one year probation; second count operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and one year local confinement, 364 days and $1,000 stayed on two years probation with conditions, consecutive.
  • Shelly L. Kettlehut, 57, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and 180 days local confinement, time and $1,000 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Jeffrey R. King, 35, Plymouth, Minnesota, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 361 days stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Nicholas M. Lamerand, 25, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement.
  • Julie A. Latourelle, 54, Saginaw, test refusal, fined $2,000 and 180 days local confinement, time and $1,000 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Laurie J. Menz, 40, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and 180 days local confinement, time and $1,000 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Jerry R. Reno Sr., 64, Hermantown, driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety, adjudication stayed on one year probation.
  • Charles W. Risingsun, 39, Duluth, driving after suspension (offense dated: 9/26/13), fined $200.
  • Noel A. Tesfai, 22, Duluth, disorderly conduct, adjudication stayed on one year probation.
  • Rickie O. Thomas, 38, Saint Paul, Minnesota, careless driving, fined $1,000 and 60 days local confinement, time and $750 stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Jaylah J. Willis, 19, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.

Jan. 9

  • Sarah S. Downhour, 46, Stanwood, Washington, move over law violation, fined $50.
  • Andrew J. Gough, 18, Farmington, Minnesota, driving 75 mph in a 50 mph zone, fined $70.
  • Amy R. Herendeen, 39, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Austin M. Pearson, 24, Superior, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Jason E. Smith, 50, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $200.

Jan. 10

  • Stephanie R. Madson, 26, Duluth, inattentive driving, fined $50.

Jan. 11

  • Adam D. Adams, 40, Duluth, possession pistol without a permit, adjudication stayed on two years probation; possession of over 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle, adjudication stayed on one year probation, 10 hour Community Work Service.
  • Michael D. Bassett, 19, Duluth, sale of a controlled substance, imposition stayed on two years probation with conditions, $50 fine.
  • Steven A. Fine, 41, Duluth, stalking, fined $50, 60 days local confinement and 18 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years probation with conditions; interference with an emergency call, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 305 days stayed on two years probation with conditions, concurrent; violation of a restraining order, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, 45 days stayed on one year probation with conditions, concurrent; violation of no contact order, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, $50 fine and credit for 42 days local confinement, concurrent; possession of a controlled substance, imposition stayed on three years probation with conditions, credit for 30 days local confinement, concurrent.
  • Dalton S. Fischer, 24, Cloquet, possession of a controlled substance, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, credit for one day local confinement.
  • Jason W. Frey, 35, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200; illegal use of registration tabs, fined $300.
  • Brad A. Grandahl II, 37, Hibbing, violation of a restraining order, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement.
  • Bryant M. Herrick, 40, Proctor, driving after revocation (offense dated: 4/23/19), fined $300 and 30 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation; second count driving after revocation, 30 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation, concurrent.
  • Danny J. Jackson, 24, Duluth, domestic assault, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, $50 fine and credit for 3 days local confinement.
  • Payton M. Lafont, 26, Duluth, hands-free law violation, continued for dismissal for one year.
  • Melissa S. Marro, 36, Duluth, shoplifting, 53 days local confinement and pay $12 in restitution; second count shoplifting, 48 days local confinement and pay $340 in restitution; theft - transfer movable property without consent, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 317 days stayed on two years probation with conditions and pay $600 in restitution; shoplifting, 44 days local confinement.
  • Laurie A. Parker-Root, 49, Superior, felony theft, fined $50, four days local confinement and 15 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions and pay $15,669 in restitution.
  • Robert M. Poola, 34, Esko, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and one year local confinement, time and $1,500 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Mollie A. Sebok, 46, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 180 days local confinement, 178 days and $900 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Antonio N. Smith, 29, Duluth, malicious punishment of a child, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 362 days stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Dustin S. Tingle, 27, Duluth, theft, fined $100.
  • Angela T. Toliver, 37, Minneapolis, violation of order for protection, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, 87 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Sabrina G. Topping, 18, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.

Jan. 12

  • Bryan L. Hancock, 39, Stanley, Wisconsin, felony domestic assault, fined $50 and one year and one day in prison; interference with an emergency call, no sentence pronounced.
  • Emilio A. L. Hayward, 25, Duluth, driving after revocation (offense dated: 8/30/17), fined $200.
  • Benjamin A. V. Hooghkirk, 22, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Kevin M. Graves, 47, Hermantown, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Darris D. Evans, 32, Hopkins, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Craig N. Hemsworth, 57, Remer, Minnesota, exceed allowable 80,000 pound gross weight violation, fined $1,000.
  • Kennedy C. McClellan, 39, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200; marijuana in a motor vehicle, fined $50; open bottle in a motor vehicle, fined $100.
  • Mark W. Ostlund, 32, Chaska, Minnesota, driving 90 mph in a 65 mph zone, fined $70.
  • Joshua P. Scatterday, 33, Cloquet, school bus violation, fined $100.
  • Chase A. Turnquist, 38, Two Harbors, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Melissa L. Zimmer, 32, Hibbing, move-over law violation, fined $50.

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