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Stay of impositions for two county residents

Felony convictions for two residents of Otter Tail County will be reduced to misdemeanors if they stay law abiding during their probationary periods.

Felony convictions for two residents of Otter Tail County will be reduced to misdemeanors if they stay law abiding during their probationary periods.

They are Weston Ross Espitia, 26, of Underwood, and Tana Marlene Mulcahy, 45, of Perham.

Espitia was convicted on June 18 of a felony charge of burglary in the third degree. A judge issued the stay of imposition in county court, Fergus Falls, the same day.

The original offense dates back to Jan. 4, 2017. He pled guilty on Oct. 5, 2017.

Espita had 30 days of jail time credited for time already served. Restitution totals $1,100. Supervised probation is for five years.

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Mulcahy was convicted June 11 on a felony charge of check forgery. A judge issued the stay of imposition in county court, Fergus Falls, the same day.

The original offense dates back to Sept. 10, 2017. She pled guilty on April 25, 2018.

Local confinement is 20 days and her probationary period also is five years.

The judge ordered her to pay restitution. Mulcahy cannot leave the state of Minnesota without the approval of her probation agent.

Mills man sentenced

Benjamin E. Anderson, 26, of New York Mills, was sentenced June 5 following a felony conviction on Oct. 26, 2017, for assault in the third degree.

He had pled guilty on Aug. 7, 2017. The offense dates back to May 14, 2017.

Local confinement is 365 days, stayed for two years which also is the supervised probationary period. Credited jail time is 166 days. Total court fees are $210.

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The judge ordered Anderson to complete a chemical assessment. He must complete a psychological evaluation before any inpatient treatment and lodging at a halfway house.

Clitherall man sentenced

Stanley Dorrington, Jr., 64, of Clitherall, was sentenced June 14 for a felony charge of burglary in the first degree.

The offense dates back to Aug. 31, 2016. He pled guilty on Nov. 21, 2016, and was convicted on Jan. 19, 2017.

The judge ordered the defendant to serve time of 21 months, stayed for 20 years, in the adult correctional facility in St. Cloud.

He was credited for time already served of 61 days in the county jail, Fergus Falls. He will, however, serve 89 more days at the county jail but will have work release.

Dorrington will have a mental health evaluation and cooperate with his probation agent.

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