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Records for March 23
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for March 23.


ATWATER — A resident on the north side of Diamond Lake reported damage Thursday to a fish house door and the theft of some alcohol. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.



WILLMAR — A 34-year-old man was taken into custody Thursday night after Willmar police executed a warrant at a home in the 400 block of Sixth Street Southwest.

The suspect faces drug charges. Willmar police were assisted by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

* Nicholas Michael Hurlbut-Voight, 24, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation and a $1,000 fine on a fifth-degree sale possession charge for 1.9 pounds of marijuana and drug-related items found in his residence when police searched the home in December.

Hurlbut-Voight was also ordered to serve 180 days in jail, with credit for 35 days already served, and follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment.

Hurlbut-Voight and Ashley Jean Swanson, 22, of Willmar, were charged in the case. Swanson has pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree drug possession charge and will be sentenced April 19.

The charges were filed after Dec. 21, when Willmar police officers went to an apartment along the 2400 block of Fifth Street Southeast in an attempt to arrest Hurlbut-Voight on an outstanding warrant. Hurlbut-Voight met the officers at the door. He told the officers that there was no marijuana on his person or in the apartment, but the officers reported an overwhelming smell of marijuana coming from the apartment. Hurlbut-Voight was arrested and taken to the county jail.

Swanson was also at the apartment, which was leased in her name, and said there was a young child sleeping in the residence. She gave consent for officers to search the apartment and initially said she did not know what was in the residence.

Officers found a total of 864 grams of marijuana, 8 grams of hashish, multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia, digital scales and more than $1,200 in cash in the apartment. The marijuana was located in multiple bags, in a safe in a bedroom closet and on the top of a bedroom dresser.

Swanson admitted later to officers that she knew there was marijuana in the apartment, that she believed there was a large amount of marijuana in the safe, that she wanted to call law enforcement but did not do so and that she suspected Hurlbut-Voight was dealing drugs.

* Cory Ray Danielson, 42, of Grove City, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday on two misdemeanor charges of receiving stolen property for possessing items reported stolen from a rural Belgrade address and a rural Atwater address.

As part of a plea agreement, one of the counts was reduced from felony level.

Danielson was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for 77 days, and sentenced to $100 in fines.

The felony charge was filed after April 29, when a man reported that items — including mini motorcycles, an air compressor, a log chain and tools — were missing from his garage at the Belgrade address. The man suspected Danielson, who knew the man was out of state working and where the items were stored because Danielson had worked for the man.

 Danielson was arrested on June 9 and his truck was impounded. The Belgrade man was allowed to look into the vehicle, where he immediately identified the air compressor and log chain as items from his garage. The value of the compressor and chain was estimated at more than $1,000.

 Also located in the truck was an air impact wrench identified as the property of the owner of the rural Atwater property. The value of the wrench was estimated at $150.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Timothy Gerald Gades, Raymond, and Cynthia Ann Arneson, Raymond.