Nerison sentenced to more time in prison for thefts
MONTEVIDEO — Though he was already serving a one-year county jail sentence for a rash of robberies committed last year, Joshua Albert Nerison was sentenced to more time behind bars for continuing to steal even after his initial conviction.
Nerison, 22, of Montevideo was sentenced for two different cases Tuesday in Chippewa County District Court. He is now incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.
He was sentenced to 27 months for a felony conviction of third-degree burglary dating back to a theft of Christmas presents, electronics, jewelry and a locked safe from a home in Montevideo on Dec. 24, 2018. Nerison received credit for 204 days already served.
For another case Nerison received 24 months for a felony conviction of possession of stolen property. He received credit for 201 days already served and two drug charges were dismissed. This sentence is for Nerison having possession of over $5,000 worth of stolen goods. A search warrant executed at Nerison's home on Jan. 3, 2019, uncovered a significant amount of goods that were later identified as being stolen from various homes, court documents said.
A felony charge of second-degree burglary for a third case was dismissed as part of the plea deal.
Nerison had been sentenced to a year in county jail, as well as having to pay $16,717 in restitution, in February for thefts committed in the summer of 2018. Between his conviction in November 2018 and sentencing in February 2019 on four felony convictions of burglary and receiving stolen property, along with convictions on a handful of gross misdemeanor charges and more than a dozen misdemeanors, Nerison committed even more thefts, this time in the winter of 2018.
The sentencing order in February for the first group of charges included the warning that he would face "swift and certain consequences" for probation violations, with an arrest warrant issued immediately after a violation.
All the time Nerison has been sentenced to will be served concurrently, or all at the same time, said the Chippewa County Attorney's Office.