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Stay of imposition for NY Mills man

A felony conviction of use of a dangerous weapon for Melvin Alan Spooner, 25, of New York Mills, will be reduced to a misdemeanor if he remains law abiding under probation for four years.

The judge ruled this procedure as part of a stay of imposition for Spooner during a Feb. 1 court hearing in Fergus Falls.

He pled guilty on Nov. 13, 2017. The original case dates back to Dec. 31, 2016.

Local confinement in the county jail, Fergus Falls, is 30 days which Spooner began serving on Feb. 1. Work release was part of his sentence.

Under terms of the four-year probationary period, he was ordered to cooperate with searches of his residence, vehicle, workplace and property.

He also is responsible for court-related fees totaling $2,703. A payment plan was made available.

His voting rights are on hold until completion of his probationary period.

Stay of Adjudication for Fergus resident

A felony fifth degree drug felony charge will be stricken for Taylor Darwin Kampsula, 21, of Fergus Falls, if he remains law abiding under probation for five years.

Under a Stay of Adjudication, while the probation is going on, it is a pending case. This is the same as being charged and awaiting trial.

Once successful probation is over the case will be dismissed.

Kampsula pled guilty on Aug. 14, 2017. The original case dates back to Feb. 12, 2017.

He is responsible for court fees totaling $700. Kampsula previously served 79 days in the county jail.

Probation stipulations include no possession of alcohol or drugs. Also included is random drug testing.

Under terms of the five-year probationary period, he was ordered to cooperate with searches of his residence, vehicle, workplace and property.

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