District Court, Kandiyohi County, Oct. 8
n Kelly Ray Bottomley, 50, in the Kandiyohi County Jail, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of violating the registration requirements for a predatory offender.
As part of a plea agreement, another felony will be dismissed and he will receive a maximum of 15 months of executed jail time. He will be sentenced Oct. 16.
The charges were filed after, as part of an ongoing investigation on predatory offender registration, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's detective received a change of address form dated Oct. 7, 2007 from Bottomley when he came to the Law Enforcement Center to register his address in Atwater. The detective made two attempts to verify the address by going to the home, but no one answered the door either time. On Oct. 29, a detective and a deputy went to the home and questioned a man living there. He told officers Bottomley had moved out and he didn't know where he went. No notification of the move was made to the sheriff's office or the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. BCA documents had identified Bottomley's last address as in Fridley and it is unclear if he notified Fridley law enforcement of his move to Atwater. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office was not informed of the October 2007 move.
According to court documents, Bottomley is a level two sex offender and has been a predatory offender since December 1994 and was aware of his duty to notify law enforcement of any changes of address.
- Guadalupe Matias Ramos, 19, of Olivia, was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation, a $1,500 fine and 129 days in jail on a fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance charge.
He was given credit for 129 days already served, ordered to use no alcohol or drugs, submit to random testing and complete a chemical dependency evaluation.
A charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
The complaint charges that Ramos was at the boat landing on the Kandiyohi County fairgrounds on August 9, 2007 when two reserve officers approached. One individual fled and Ramos and a juvenile walked towards the officers. The officers saw them drop some items.
The officers recovered a pill bottle containing Tylenol III with codeine, a schedule III substance, and a small baggie with what appeared to be marijuana in the area where they saw the defendant drop something. They recovered a pill bottle with Darvocet, a schedule IV substance, believed to have been dropped by the juvenile suspect.
- Michael R. Lemke, 17, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge of making terroristic threats for allegedly threatening to kill another teen and his family.
Lemke was ordered to have no contact with the teen, his family or home. His next court appearance is Dec. 15.
According to the petition, a 15-year-old teen received a phone message from Lemke on Aug. 28 that indicated Lemke was going to slit the teen's throat inch-by-inch and threatened to kill his entire family.
The teen's mother reported the message to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office the next day. The woman said that Lemke was dating a girl that her son had dated. The boy had received derogatory texts, which he tried to ignore, the woman said.
The sheriff's deputy listened to the recorded phone message and confirmed its contents.