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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY

DISTRICT COURT

Speeding — Rhonda L. Archer, 56, of Bricelyn; fined $125.

Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Todd J. Meyers, 56, of Blue Earth; fined $110.

Window tint violation-less than 50 percent light transmittance — Damian J. Chapa, 19, of Winnebago; fined $135.

John K. Otto, 51, of Amboy was convicted of carrying a pistol without a permit-first offense; fined $285, sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 359 days for one year, credit for time served six days, one year supervised probation, no same or similar, follow all state and federal criminal laws, contact probation agent within 72 hours if charged with a new crime; are in contact with law enforcement; if change address, employment, or telephone number, cooperate with search of person, residence, vehicle, workplace, property, etc. by probation officer, give a DNA sample when directed, sign releases of information as directed, don’t use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives if prohibited by law. Also convicted of driving while impaired-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours; fined $525, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 84 days for one year, credit for time served six days, one years supervised probation, sentence to service two days for indeterminate, follow all recommendations of chemical assessment completed 10/3/2019, no alcohol/controlled substance use with the exception of prescribed medications, random testing, attend MADD impact panel, do Driving with Care educational program if directed by agent, obtain permission from agent before leaving the state, follow all state and federal criminal laws, contact probation agent within 72 hours if charged with a new crime; are in contact with law enforcement; if change address, employment, or telephone number, cooperate with search of person, residence, vehicle, workplace, property, etc. by probation officer, give a DNA sample when directed, sign releases of information as directed, don’t use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives if prohibited by law. Additional charge of third-degree driving while impaired-one aggravating factor was dismissed.

Gerald W. Gunhammer, 50, of Blue Earth received a statutory stay of adjudication on a charge of fifth-degree controlled substance possession-not small amount of marijuana; fined $500, due within one year, sentenced to jail three days, credit for time served three days, one year supervised probation, sentence to service 16 hours for indeterminate, complete four-hour substance awareness program with QUAN as recommended in the chemical dependency assessment, no mood-altering chemicals, random testing, obtain permission from agent before leaving the state, follow all state and federal criminal laws, contact probation agent within 72 hours if charged with a new crime; are in contact with law enforcement; if change address, employment, or telephone number, cooperate with search of person, residence, vehicle, workplace, property, etc. by probation officer, sign releases of information as directed, don’t use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives if prohibited by law. Additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed.

Casey J. St. John, 48, of Thompson, Iowa was convicted of careless driving-operate any vehicle carelessly on street or highway; fined $385, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 90 days for one year, one year supervised probation, complete chemical assessment and follow all recommendations, no misdemeanor moving violations, no misdemeanor or greater violations of the law. Additional charges of operate motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and speeding, were both dismissed.

Lamont Burks, 54, of Moorhead was convicted of driving after revocation; fined $200. Also convicted of speeding; fined $125.

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