Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY

DISTRICT COURT

Window tint violation-less than 50 percent light transmittance — Terry L. Bowen, 44, of Minnesota Lake; fined $135.

Failure to yield at entrance to thru highway after having stopped — Darin C. Johnson, 39, of Wells; fined $135.

Careless driving — Kenneth C. Stenzel, 73, of Wells; fined $185.

Chad A. Phillips, 45, of Elysian received a stay of imposition pursuant to Minnesota statutes on a felony charge of theft; fined $33,387.18, restitution $33,302.18, sentenced to jail 20 days, 10 years supervised probation, sentence to service 40 hours for 180 days, no alcohol/controlled substance use with the exception of prescribed medications, random testing, pay restitution, no contact with victim(s), stay away from business, no gambling, complete gambling assessment within 60 days and follow recommendations, obtain permission from agent before leaving the state, follow all state and federal criminal laws, contact probation agent within 72 hours if you’ve been charged with a new crime; are in contact with law enforcement; if you change address, employment, or telephone number, cooperate with search of your person, residence, vehicle, workplace, property, etc. by your probation officer, sign all releases of information, give DNA sample when directed, don’t use/possess firearms, ammunition, or explosives, don’t register to vote until discharged from probation and civil rights are fully restored. Additional felony charge of theft by swindle was dismissed.

Jordan W. Stelter, 20, of Blue Earth was convicted of third-degree driving while impaired-one aggravating factor; fined $865, sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 335 days for two years, credit for time served 20 days, two years supervised probation, no alcohol violations, no alcohol/controlled substance use, random testing, may be permitted to work out of state, chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, follow recommendations of evaluation. Additional charges of fourth-degree driving while impaired, and muffler required on vehicle, were both dismissed.

Jose A. Cardona Merlin, 32, of Rush City was convicted on a felony charge of third-degree assault-substantial bodily harm; fined $85, commit to Commissioner of Corrections 366 days, give a DNA sample when directed. Additional felony charge of domestic assault was dismissed.

Timothy J. Spencer, 57, of Blue Earth was convicted of third-degree driving while impaired-BAC greater than .08 with one aggravating factor; fined $865, sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 364 days for two years, credit for time served one day, two years supervised probation, no alcohol violations, chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, follow all recommendations of evaluation. Additional charge of third-degree driving while impaired-under the influence of alcohol with one aggravating factor, was dismissed.

Patti K. Kavaya, 58, of Mason City, Iowa, received a stay of adjudication on a charge of speeding; fined $585, pay within 90 days, one year unsupervised probation, no moving violations. Additional charge of no proof of motor vehicle insurance was dismissed.

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