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December 10, 2014
Man sentenced for high-speed chase, golf course crash
WILLMAR — The man who led officers on a high-speed chase in July that ended with a crash at a local golf course faced sentencing Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court. J. Jesus Navarez Gomez Jr., 29, of New London, was convicted Wednesday of felony fleeing a peace officer...
December 10, 2014 - 11:09pm
Woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend appears in court
ELBOW LAKE — Court proceedings continue for the Maynard woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend 13 times in July while camping on Pomme de Terre Lake near Elbow Lake. Carly Ann Lacey, 31, of Maynard, faces charges of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault. Lacey...
December 10, 2014 - 11:07pm
Records published Dec. 11
This is the records summary for Dec. 11. Fire SPICER — A fire was reported at 4:13 a.m. Wednesday in the 7700 block of North Shore Drive. No details regarding possible damages were listed in the initial report, but firefighters were at the scene only until 4:48 a.m. Thefts WILLMAR...
December 10, 2014 - 11:04pm
December 9, 2014
Records published Dec. 10
This is the records summary for Dec. 10. Narcotics arrest HAWICK — Two people face pending charges of fifth-degree drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after a narcotics search warrant was conducted Tuesday morning. Officers from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s...
December 9, 2014 - 11:12pm
Convictions published Dec. 9
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Luis Fernando Escobar Chilel, 25, Willmar, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, March 1 Gross misdemeanor Stephanie...
December 9, 2014 - 11:10pm
Ex-DNR officer James Steffen pleads guilty to felony theft charge
WILLMAR — A former Department of Natural Resources conservation officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony theft charge for allegedly charging more gasoline on his state-issued fleet card than what he used while on patrol. James Clifford Steffen, 48, of Sunburg entered an Alford...
December 9, 2014 - 10:15pm
December 8, 2014
Minn. Court of Appeals denies Timothy Huber new trial
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals in a split decision has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of Timothy Huber for his role in the October 2011 killing of Timothy Larson. Huber, 48, of Paynesville, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in July 2013. He remains in custody...
December 8, 2014 - 10:58pm
Nine indicted on federal drug charges involving meth
MORRIS — Nine people in two states, including two people from Stevens County, have been indicted on federal drug charges for the possession and distribution of methamphetamine in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. For the last 21 months, the Stevens County Sheriff’s...
December 8, 2014 - 8:59pm
Records published Dec. 9
This is the records summary for Dec. 9. District Court Kandiyohi County WILLMAR — Carlton Michael Eliason, 24, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday on charges stemming from separate drug and domestic violence incidents. Eliason was convicted of a charge of misdemeanor domestic assault...
December 8, 2014 - 8:52pm
December 7, 2014
Records published Dec. 8
This is the records summary for Dec. 8. Fatal accident on Highway 12 west of Grove City WILLMAR — The Minnesota State Patrol was investigating a fatal accident on U.S. Highway 12, about two miles west of Grove City reported at 6:22 p.m. Sunday. No other details were available...
December 7, 2014 - 9:11pm
December 4, 2014
Former Willmar teacher makes first court appearance in criminal sexual conduct case
WILLMAR — The former Willmar Senior High School teacher and coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one of his students made his first court appearance Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 34, of Ashby, faces charges of first-, second-...
December 4, 2014 - 10:42pm
Second suspect arrested for robbery
WILLMAR — The second suspect tied to an alleged robbery and assault reported Saturday in Willmar made his first court appearance Thursday. Christopher Michael Mead, 25, of Willmar, faces charges of first-degree aggravated robbery and simple robbery stemming from the incident. Bail...
December 4, 2014 - 10:12pm
Records published Dec. 5
This is the records summary for Dec. 5. Theft WILLMAR — Theft of a wallet containing $175 cash was reported at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast. WILLMAR — Theft of a debit card and $150 cash was reported at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block...
December 4, 2014 - 10:03pm
Cottage Grove man charged with stealing front-door deliveries
STILLWATER — A Cottage Grove man complicated local residents’ Christmas shopping when he allegedly nabbed packages containing headphones...
December 4, 2014 - 9:59pm
December 3, 2014
Matthew Fahey exhausts appeals process
OLIVIA —The Minnesota Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal by Matthew Thomas Fahey. As a result, an earlier Court of Appeals decision upholding his conviction and life sentence remain imposed. The Supreme Court filed its denial on November 25. Fahey, 29, originally...
December 3, 2014 - 11:55pm