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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY

DISTRICT COURT

Speeding — Timothy J. Leon, 61, of Windom; Kong T. Pout Neyail, 20, of Des Moines, Iowa; each fined $125.

Amber K. Ganzer, 41, of Wilton, Iowa; fined $135.

Alejandra Alcala, 29, of Depue, Ill.; Modou L. Njie, 30, of Granville, Ohio; each fined $145.

Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Emilee A. Joynt-Palmer, 25, of Mason City, Iowa; fined $110.

Lucas A. Miller, 18, of Blue Earth was convicted of underage drinking and driving; fined $385, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 90 days for one year, one year supervised probation, complete chemical assessment and follow all recommendations, complete Drive With Care program, no mood-altering chemicals, random testing, 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.

Michael J. Merten III, 47, of Walters was convicted on a felony charge of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer-throws/transfers bodily fluids or feces at or onto to an officer; fined $85, commit to Commissioner of Corrections 13 months, stayed for three years, sentenced to jail 263 days, credit for time served 263 days, three years supervised probation, contact outpatient treatment provider within three days of sentencing and take first available intake date, successfully complete outpatient treatment and follow all aftercare recommendations, obtain mental health diagnostic within 60 days and follow all recommendations, no alcohol/controlled substance use with the exception of prescribed medications, random testing, don’t enter bars, liquor stores or any establishment that has the sale of alcohol as its primary business, no assaultive, harassing, threatening or disorderly conduct, obtain permission from agent before leaving the state, follow all state and federal criminal laws, contact probation agent within 72 hours if been 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, don’t register to vote until discharged from probation and civil rights are fully restored. Additional charges of disorderly conduct-offensive/abusive/boisterous/noisy/obscene, and obstruct legal process-interfere with peace officer, were both dismissed.

Matthew J. Bungum, 39, of Wells received a stay of adjudication on a charge of fifth-degree assault-fear of bodily harm or death; fined $300, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 87 days for one year, credit for time served three days, one year supervised probation, follow all recommendations of chemical dependency assessment, complete domestic abuse counseling/treatment as directed by agent, can credit fine with out-of-pocket expense from treatment, no mood-altering chemicals, random testing, 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.

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