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Matters of record received Jan. 10, 2018

District Court

St. Louis County

Dec. 12

Brandon E. Spence, 22, Duluth, sale of a controlled substance, imposition stayed on three years of probation with conditions including a $50 fine and seven days in local confinement; assault and aiding and abetting drive-by shooting, dismissed.

Dec. 26

Allen J. Touche, 45, no city listed, fugitive, extradition waived.

Jan. 3

Rustee M. Seguin, 25, Elbow Lake, Minn., trespassing - building or dwelling and theft by shoplifting, dismissed.

Jan. 8

Joshua T. Anderson, 34, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,500 and 365 days in local confinement or NERCC, 362 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions including 30 days of electronic monitoring (stayed if enrolled in Ignition Interlock Program) and Victim Impact Panel; driving while under the influence of alcohol, dismissed.

Tiffany A. Diver, 36, Duluth, financial transaction card fraud, imposition stayed on three years of probation with conditions including a $50 fine.

Al J. Gevara, 37, Two Harbors, issuance of dishonored checks, dismissed.

Hollis V. A. Johnson, 38, Duluth, sale of marijuana, fined $50 and 17 months in prison, time stayed on three years of probation with conditions including four days in local confinement or NERCC.

Daniel R. Kemp, 31, Floodwood, domestic assault (offense date 12/6/11), 90 days in local confinement or NERCC; first count of possession of a controlled substance, fined $50 and 13 months in prison, time stayed on three years of probation with conditions including 120 days in local confinement or NERCC - concurrent; second count of possession of a controlled substance, fined $50 and 13 months in prison, time stayed on three years of probation with conditions including 115 days in local confinement or NERCC - concurrent; interfering with an emergency call (offense date 12/6/11), dismissed.

Scott M. Niemi, 35, Duluth, felony burglary, fined $50 and 15 months in prison, time stayed on three years of probation with conditions including 181 days in local confinement or NERCC and complete Community Sanctions Program; theft by shoplifting and possession/sale of hypo syringe/needle, 30 days in local confinement or NERCC - per each count concurrent; giving a false name or date-of-birth, dismissed.

Robin E. Ryan, 25, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, fined $50 and 13 months in prison, time stayed on three years of probation with conditions including 33 days in local confinement or NERCC; giving a false name, dismissed.

James E. Wilkinson, 25, Duluth, possession of cocaine/heroin/methamphetamine, 81 months in prison; possession of heroin, 98 months in prison - concurrent.

Jan. 9

Philip J. Ballard, 24, Duluth, disorderly conduct, fined $200.

Kyle D. Bartley-Dier, 18, Minneapolis, possession or sale of small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, continued for dismissal for one year on condition of no same or similar offense and $50 court costs - per each count.

Rick C. Berglund, 34, Fargo, N.D., driving the wrong way on a one-way street, fined $100.

Ryan R. Blacketter, 30, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, fined $100 and 30 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation with condition of no same or similar offense.

Amber M. Brage, 34, Duluth, possession of cocaine/heroin/methamphetamine (offense date 10/23/15), fined $50 and 24 months in prison; driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, 33 days in local confinement - concurrent.

Peter C. Bussa, 27, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $1,000 and 365 days in local confinement or NERCC, 362 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions including 30 days of electronic monitoring (stayed if enrolled in Ignition Interlock Program) and Victim Impact Panel; driving while under the influence of alcohol, dismissed.

Jamal S. Byrd, 24, Duluth, domestic assault, imposition stayed on three years of probation with conditions including a $50 fine, 45 days in local confinement and Domestic Abuse Batterers Intervention Program.

Alex J. Giesar, 26, Coon Rapids, Minn., disturbing the neighborhood, fined $100.

Kristina L. Johnson, 41, Duluth, second count of assault, fined $50 and 90 days in local confinement, 77 days stayed on one year of probation with conditions including Domestic Abuse Batterers intervention Program; first count of assault and domestic abuse - violation of a no-contact order, dismissed.

Parker J. Johnson, 18, Minnetonka, Minn., underage consumption, adjudication stayed on one year of probation with conditions including a $50 fine.

Brendan K. Kutz, 24, Duluth, social host violation, fined $300.

David N. Lafave, 37, Cloquet, interfering with an emergency call, fined $50 and 180 days in local confinement or NERCC, 77 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions including Domestic Abuse Batterers Intervention Program; domestic assault, dismissed.

Robert M. Larson, 61, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and 180 days in local confinement or NERCC, $1,000 and time stayed on one year of probation with conditions including Victim Impact Panel; driving while under the influence of alcohol, dismissed.

Kevin M. Luick, 32, Duluth, theft by shoplifting, continued for dismissal for one year with conditions including 10 hours of community service work.

Nicholas J. Modaff, 38, Duluth, domestic assault, adjudication stayed on one year of probation with conditions including a $50 fine, three days in local confinement and Domestic Abuse Batterers Intervention Program.

Myles D. O’Leary, 19, Duluth, social host violation, fined $300.

Debora L. Pederson, 62, Duluth, identity theft and check forgery, dismissed.

Jessie C. Roberson, 52, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and one year in local confinement, 351 days stayed on two years of probation with conditions including Domestic Abuse Batterers Intervention Program.

Christopher R. Roske, 44, Superior, possession of a controlled substance, stay of adjudication on one year of probation with conditions including four days in local confinement; introducing contraband (drugs) into a jail/lockup/prison facility, dismissed.

Anthony R. Ross, 22, Duluth, disorderly conduct, fined $200.

Cassandra R. Smith, 19, Duluth, underage consumption, fined $100.

Nicholas G. Stevens, 22, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, adjudication stayed on one year of probation with conditions including four days in local confinement and 40 hours of community work service.

Princeton L. Witherspoon, 29, Duluth, receiving stolen property, fined $50 and 60 days in local confinement; misdemeanor theft, fined $50, 90 days in local confinement and $40 in restitution - concurrent; first count of theft by shoplifting, fleeing a police officer and misdemeanor theft, fined $50 and 90 days in local confinement - per each count concurrent; second count of theft by shoplifting and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, dismissed.

Lauren M. Zuber, 28, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $285.

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. Most defendants are also ordered to pay court and/or surcharge fees. Individual requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

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