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Published November 14, 2010, 12:00 AM

Beltrami County Court Report

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Shari Schluchter:

Joseph Ronald Pierce, 27, of Solway, pleaded guilty Oct. 19 to misdemeanor intentional damage to property, amended from gross misdemeanor fourth-degree burglary.

He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for one day served and 29 days stayed for one year on the following conditions: He must serve one year of probation to the court, pay fine and costs of $1,333 and have no contact with the victim.

At 2:01 a.m. July 9, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of burglary of a recreational vehicle in Solway. Pierce had taken the air conditioner out of an occupied RV, stuck his head in and demanded the occupant come out and fight.

Luke Jeffrey Glime, 25, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty July 27 and was sentenced Nov. 2 for felony third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm. The charge was amended from felony first-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 30 days in jail on work release, with credit for three days served; serve two years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $1,083; pay restitution of $3,192.72; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow recommendations; undergo anger management training; and have no contact with the victim.

On Oct. 18, he broke into a home and assaulted a man, hitting the victim on the head and pushing him through the kitchen window. The victim was treated for lacerations at North Country Regional Hospital.

Todd Michael Johns, 25, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty Nov. 1 to felony domestic assault. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13.

On Aug. 19, Bemidji Police received a report that Johns had entered a home in Bemidji about 5 p.m. Aug. 10 and beat up a woman. He hit her in the face, pushed her down and choked her. He wouldn’t let her leave, but he left Aug. 12 and she was able to get medical help for her injuries. Johns has prior assault convictions of the same woman in 2005, 2009 and July 2010. He also had a current no-contact order for her and her children.

In Beltrami County District Court before Judge Paul Benshoof:

Lora Ann Johnson, 42, of Bemidji, pleaded innocent Nob. 8 to felony mail theft. She requested a jury trial, which was scheduled for Nov. 16.

According to the criminal complaint: On Aug. 20, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that someone was stealing mail from a mailbox. Bills and license tabs that should have been delivered were not in the box. The victims set up a video surveillance system to watch the mailbox. They also notified the U.S. Postal Service. Johnson was arrested after using a gift card from the mailbox at a local business. She has prior convictions for third-degree burglary and felony theft and domestic abuse, violation of an order for protection in 2005 in Polk County.

Vernon Dale Howard, 44, of Deer River, Minn., pleaded innocent Nov. 8 to gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name. He requested a jury trial, which was scheduled for Nov. 16.

According to the criminal complaint: On Aug. 2, Bemidji Police officers responded to a report of a fight Howard was involved in. He gave several names and birth dates. A warrant was out for his arrest for fifth-degree assault in Hubbard County.

Daryl Richard Aderman Jr., pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to felony first-degree DWI with three or more DWI convictions within 10 years. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13.

At 1:39 a.m. Sept. 11, a Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputy saw Aderman driving erratically, crossing the fog line and running partly off the roadway. The deputy made a traffic stop. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech on Aderman. The suspect failed field sobriety tests and registered .14 in the preliminary breath test. He was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where he produced a urine sample. His driving privileges were valid at the time of his arrest. He had three prior DWI convictions in2003 and August and November 2006.

Luke Aaron Lajeunesse, 24, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to felony third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 20.

At 1:05 a.m. Sept. 4, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault at a party. Lajeunesse had beaten a man with a claw hammer. The victim was taken to North Country Regional Hospital for treatment of scalp lacerations.

Brian Lee Martin, 29, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to gross misdemeanor domestic assault. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13.

At 8 p.m. Oct. 28, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic assault. Martin had beaten up a woman and bloodied her face. He has convictions for first-degree aggravated robbery from 2001, fifth-degree assault in 2003 and 2005 and fourth-degree assault of a peace officer in 2007, all in St. Louis County, and a warrant out on a trespass in Hennepin County.

Michelle Cathryn Maruska, 33, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Nov. 8 for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI.

She was sentenced to one year in jail with 355 days stayed for three years on the following conditions: She must serve 10 days in jail with work release and with credit for two days served; serve three years of probation; serve 20 days of electronic home alcohol monitoring; pay fine and costs of $608; complete chemical dependency assessment; not drink and drive; participate in ASPEN; and undergo random testing.

At 11 p.m. July 1, a Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol saw Maruska pull out of Wilton and head toward Solway driving erratically. The deputy made a traffic stop and found two open containers of beer in the vehicle console. Maruska smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes. She failed field sobriety tests and registered .164 in a preliminary breath test. She was taken to the Beltrami County Jail where she registered .14. Her driving privileges were valid at the time of her arrest. She had one previous DWI conviction in 2001.

William Allan Kast, 63, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Aug. 16 and was sentenced Nov. 8 for serious felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim 13-15 years old when he was 48 or more months older.

He was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, with the time stayed for 10 years on the following conditions: He must serve 60 days in jail with credit for two days served and a furlough for treatment; serve 10 years of supervised probation; pay fine and costs of $583; pay restitution; not use alcohol or controlled substances; undergo random testing; submit DNA sample; have no contact with the victim or anyone younger than 18, including no unsupervised contact with minor females; attend sex offender program; not use pornography; have no access to the Internet; and register as a predatory offender.

On May 24, a woman reported that she had been sexually abused by Kast from the time she was 6 until she was 16.

Anthony Craig TeJohn, 29, of Cass Lake, pleaded guilty Oct. 18 and was sentenced Nov. 8 for felony domestic assault.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison with the time stayed for five years on the following conditions: He must serve five years of supervised probation; pay or work off fine and costs of $1,083; complete chemical dependency assessment and follow the recommendation; not use alcohol or controlled substance or enter establishment where they are sold or served; undergo random testing and searches; submit a DNA sample; have no contact with the victim; undergo domestic abuse counseling and treatment and cognitive skills training.

At 2:15 a.m. Sept. 24 a Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputy responded to an assault call from the Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospital. A woman had been assaulted by TeJohn. The deputy contacted TeJohn at a Beltrami County residence and made the arrest. TeJohn has prior convictions in Cass County for DWI in 2002 and 2003, obstructing arrest in 2001, fifth-degree assault in 2001, possession of a machine gun or sawed-off shotgun in 2003 and domestic assault in 2010, in Clay County for felony terroristic threats in 2008 and in Cass County, N.D., for domestic assault in 2008.

Brian John Williams, 45, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Nov. 8 for driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 320 stayed for two years on the following conditions: He must serve 45 days in jail with credit for 30 days served; serve two years of probation to the court; and pay or work off fine and costs of $383.

At 3:50 p.m. July 16, a Bemidji Police officer had cited Williams for shoplifting at a local business. The officer, who knew Williams had no license, saw the suspect drive away. The officer made a traffic stop and arrested Williams for driving after cancellation.

Ryan Thomas Dorry, 29, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Sept. 10 and was sentenced Nov. 8 for felony domestic assault.

He was sentenced to 30 months in prison with credit for 122 days served. He must pay fine and costs of $133 and restitution and submit a DNA sample.

At 11:59 a.m. July 20, a Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a domestic assault call from an area campground. Dorry had hit a woman, splitting her lip, and head-butted her. Dorry has five domestic violence convictions in the last 10 years in Itasca County.

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