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District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 8

Dennis Omar Dubon-Ramirez, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on felony charges of aggravated forgery and a gross misdemeanor for giving a false name to a peace officer.

Unconditional bail was set at $25,000 with conditional bail at $7,500. His next court date is Jan. 7. He is also known as Nicolas Alvarez.

According to the complaint, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy was on patrol around 3:20 p.m. Sunday and stopped a vehicle for speeding along Highway 12 near County Road 1. The driver only had a Honduran passport, and Dubon-Ramirez, a passenger, gave a state identification card in the Alvarez name. The deputy ran the ID and was informed that there was a warrant for arrest for Alvarez for aggravated robbery in Texas. The man was arrested, and at the jail admitted that he had purchased the identity for $500 and used it for work at Jennie-O Turkey Store. Employment documents from the company confirmed the man's statements.