This is the records summary for May 15.
WILLMAR — A 38-year-old man was arrested on charges of obstructing the legal process and violating the city’s noise ordinance around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday along the 1100 block of Second Street Southeast.
District Court, Kandiyohi County
- Rogelio Esquivel Torres, 26, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to 26 months in prison and a $1,000 fine on a felony count of domestic assault.
As part of a plea agreement, another felony for third-degree assault was dismissed. He was given credit for 156 days already served in custody and ordered to pay the fine and court fees from prison earnings.
The charges were filed after Nov. 5, when the female victim reported that Torres assaulted her during the early morning hours of Oct. 26, 2013, while also reporting a theft and domestic assault.
According to the complaint, Torres and the victim got into an argument and she instructed Torres to leave, but he refused. The victim went into her bedroom to sleep but Torres came into the room repeatedly to bother and ask her for things. Eventually, Torres grabbed the victim and struck her on the left of her face with his fist.
The victim said she blacked out for a short period and after she came to, she felt that the left side of her face was swollen. The victim remained in the room but Torres eventually left the apartment.
Torres has a significant history of domestic assaults and other assaultive crimes that totaled 10 misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and felony cases between June 29, 2006 and March 15, 2012.
- William Rickey Newman, 34, of New London, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fifth-degree drug possession charge.
As part of a plea agreement, two additional felony charges for third-degree drug possession and for storing chemical substances in the presence of a child will be dismissed. He will be sentenced June 23.
The charges were filed after Dec. 18, when a CEE-VI Drug Task Force agent and a Kandiyohi County Sheriff ’s deputy went to a rural New London residence with an arrest warrant for Newman. While they were arresting Newman, they observed drug paraphernalia and white powdery substances in the cut corners of plastic bags in plain sight in the home.
When Newman was searched, officers found a bag containing 0.8 grams of methamphetamine in his pocket. They drafted and were granted a search warrant and found 5 grams of meth hidden inside a candle holder, along with multiple cut corners of bags that tested positive for meth. Newman was interviewed and said he lives at the residence with three children.
- Erik Ozornia, 25, who is currently in the Minnesota Correctional Facility at St. Cloud, made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of violating a domestic abuse no-contact order.
His next appearance is May 28.
According to the complaint, there was a no-contact order prohibiting Ozornia from having contact with a woman issued in January. In March, while Ozornia was in the Kandiyohi County Jail, he allegedly called another woman, who in turn called the woman. The woman recognized Ozornia as the caller and told him his call was unwelcome. The call was recorded by jail officials. Both Ozornia and the other woman confirmed that the call was made to the woman.
He has two prior convictions for violating no-contact orders, in December 2010 and August 2004.
n Erasmo Ozornia Sr., 58, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a fourth-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling 0.4 grams of meth to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force.
His next appearance is May 27.
According to the complaint, the informant arranged the purchase with Ozornia on Nov. 7 at Regency Estates West and later turned over the meth to task force agents.