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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for Nov. 15.


WILLMAR — A 38-year-old man was arrested on charges of domestic assault around 11:20 p.m. along the 1000 block of Irene Avenue Southeast.


WILLMAR — A 17-year-old teen was arrested on charges of fifth-degree drug possession after officers were called around 3:30 a.m. Thursday to the 2200 block of 22nd Street Southwest. A citizen reported several young men were pounding on his door and gave a description of the vehicle the group left in. An officer stopped the vehicle and saw the drugs in the car.


WILLMAR — A burglary was reported around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday along the 2900 block of 45th Avenue Southeast.

Marriage dissolutions

Kandiyohi County

Michael James Harrell, Willmar; Amanda Jo Jacobs, Watertown, July 5

Leeann Marie Foster, Kandiyohi; Forrest Don Foster, Pennock, July 8

Olivia Lopez Mejia, Willmar; Edyn Ruben Mejia, July 18

Paula M. Holtkamp, New London; Troy J. Holtkamp, New London, July 19

Nile Lee Cunningham, Willmar; Janeen Eva Cunningham, Willmar, July 23

Joseph Michael Marquardt, Willmar; Heidi Jo Marquardt, Willmar, July 23

Tracy James Bengtson, Willmar; Lisa Joan Bengtson, Willmar, July 24

Kelsey Jo Damhof, Willmar; Ross David Damhof, Willmar, July 24

Mary Jo Marasco-Thompson, New London; Dale Duane Thompson, New London, July 30

Dahir Jimale, Willmar; Istahil Atosh Abdille, Willmar, July 30

Jennifer Christine Wall, Willmar; Kevin Allen Wall, Willmar, July 30

Troy Wayne Rohloff, Spicer; Kimberly Dawn Rohloff, New London, July 31

Terri Lyn Swart, New London; Tracy Donald Swart, Kandiyohi, Aug. 1

Michael Scott Morton, Spicer; Rhonda Michelle Morton, Spicer, Aug. 6

Paul Michael Senst, Clara City; Heather Lynn Senst, Willmar, Sept. 4

Bishar Mohamed Yusuf, Willmar; Fahma Diriye Hussein, Sept. 9

Shelly Lynn Huseby, Willmar; Daniel Edward Huseby, Willmar, Sept. 10

Brenda Lee Talbot, Willmar; Alphonse John Talbot Sr., St. Augusta, Sept. 16

John Russell Jacobson, Willmar; Love Jacobson, Sept. 18

Joseph Rogelio Juarez, Willmar; Brittany Anne Juarez, Balaton, Oct. 1

Emilie Marie Olson, New London; Curt Michael Olson, Bloomington, Oct. 3

Shannon Marie Whitehead, Willmar; John Randall Whitehead, Dallas, Texas, Oct. 8

Kristen Marie Johnson, Willmar; Richard Allen Johnson, Willmar, Oct. 9

Adeliada Rivera Hicks, Willmar; Gary Lee Hicks, LaBelle, Fla., Oct. 9

Jodee Lynn Goblirsch, Pennock; Rick Thomas Goblirsch, New Ulm, Oct. 11

Melanie Anne Bemis, Blomkest; James Alan Bemis, Blomkest, Oct. 14

Stephanie Lyn Swenson, Lake Lillian; Tracy Martin Swenson, Svea, Oct. 16

Jennifer Lee Wuertz, Hawick; Craig Paul Wuertz, Paynesville, Oct. 17

Chad Daniel Salonek, New London; Mari-Elena Salonek, Fargo, N.D., Oct. 21

Amy Jane Anderson, Willmar; Robert Lee Anderson, Willmar, Oct. 24

Heather L. Merkens, Willmar; Timothy J. Merkens, Fergus Falls, Oct. 29

Lori Lynn Winter, Willmar; Patrick Keith Winter, Olathe, Kan., Oct. 31

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- James Cheyenne Lussier, 39, of Redby, was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison on a felony charge of making terroristic threats.

 Lussier was also ordered to pay a $50 fine and was given credit for 113 days already served in custody.

The charge was filed after July 22, Lussier was heard by a doctor at Rice Memorial Hospital making threats toward the parents of an ex-girlfriend. Lussier was a patient at the hospital at the time. He said he was going to get a gun and “take out the whole family.” He also threatened the woman on the phone.

- Troy Allen Miller, 45, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on two felony charges of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child and fifth-degree drug possession for items found in his Willmar residence when CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents served a search warrant.

He was released on his personal recognizance. His next appearance is Nov. 25.

Miller and two others are charged in the case. Heather Nicole Shank, 33, of Willmar, also faces two felony counts. Her next appearance is Nov. 18.

Gilbert Lee Torres Jr., 29, also made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child. His unconditional bail was set at $3,000. He also is scheduled to appear on Nov. 28.

According to the complaint, agents served the search warrant on Oct. 3 and found all three defendants at the home, along with marijuana and multiple pieces of paraphernalia, including pipes and snort tubes that tested positive for meth. Also located in a purse were Alprazolam pills.

During interviews with agents, Miller said a 9-year-old child lives at the home and that he smokes marijuana in the garage. Shank claimed the purse, but denied there was a meth snort tube in the handbag. She allegedly admitted that there were pills in the purse.

- Jose Angel Cuellar Sr., 36, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on felony charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats for a September incident.

His next appearance is Nov. 25.

According to the complaint, Willmar police were called on Sept. 17 to Regency Estates East where a man reported that Cuellar had swung a crow bar at him and had threatened to harm him and his family. The man said that he’d asked Cuellar, who was visiting from Texas, to find another place to stay, as Cuellar and his family was staying with a relative who had health problems. The man said he told Cuellar that the relative didn’t need the stress of Cuellar’s family staying at his residence.

The man said that Cuellar was upset by the request, came after him with the crow bar and also threatened him. Another person had witnessed the assault and threat.

Cuellar was interviewed and said he did intend to fight with the man, but that no weapons were involved and that the man had threatened him. Officers searched, but could not find the crow bar allegedly used in the incident.