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Court orders Stay of of Impositions

A judge in Otter Tail County ordered Stay of Impositions in late January for three area residents who had faced felony convictions.

Each of the three will have a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor if the person remains law abiding during a probationary period.

Amy King, 20, of Underwood, received a Stay of Imposition on Jan. 29 related to a felony conviction of theft and transfer of movable property. The offense dates back to Jan. 4, 2017.

A sentence of 12 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility, Shakopee, is stayed for five years if she remains law abiding. Local confinement in the county jail, Fergus Falls, totals 30 days.

Court fees for King, who pled guilty on Dec. 4, 2017, total $1,560. She also was ordered by the judge to complete a chemical evaluation and assessment through Otter Tail County Human Services.

She is responsible for the payment (restitution) of items stolen to the proper owners.

Muhamud Hirsi, 30, of Pelican Rapids, received a Stay of Imposition on Jan. 26 related to a felony conviction of terroristic threats and reckless disregard for personal risk.

Local confinement totaled 75 days in the Otter Tail County jail in Fergus Falls. He will be on supervised probation for five years.

The original case dates back to Nov. 13, 2017. He pled guilty on Dec. 20, 2017.

Levi Helland, 20, of Underwood, received a Stay of Imposition on Jan. 29 for a felony conviction of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, with a minor.

Local confinement is 180 days with 120 days credited for time already served. Probation will be for five years.

The judge ordered completion of sexual offender evaluation and for the defendant to follow all recommendations. Predatory offender registration is required.

The offense took place May 17, 2017, and he pled guilty on Jan. 29, 2018.

New York Mills man receives sentence

Brian Romann, 40, of New York Mills, was sentenced Jan. 25 in county court, Fergus Falls, on felony drug sales in the first degree.

Romann, who was convicted on Jan. 25 for the drug charge and also for a felony of fleeing from law enforcement, will spend up to 85 months in the State Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.

His offenses date back to Jan. 12, 2016. Court Administration records cited 10 grams or more of cocaine, heroin and meth.

Romann earlier pled not guilty to the drug charge but guilty to fleeing from law enforcement.