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Numerous domestic abuse convictions lead to prison sentence for St. Paul man

A St. Paul man has been sent to prison for violating a domestic-abuse-no-contact order. He had four previous convictions related to domestic assault.

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BENSON — A St. Paul man has been sentenced to prison for violating a domestic-abuse-no-contact order, a felony, in 2018.

Shane Allen Fellers, 41, was arrested July 27, 2018, after he was pulled over for speeding in Swift County.

This week, Fellers received a 29-month prison sentence in Swift County District Court. He received credit for 397 days of time already served in jail, a little more than 13 months.

By state law, he must be incarcerated for a minimum of two-thirds of his sentence and may serve the remaining third on supervised release.

When Fellers was pulled over for speeding in 2018, he admitted to the officer that he didn’t have a driver’s license. The officer also learned of a domestic-abuse-no-contact order prohibiting Fellers from having any contact with the passenger in his vehicle.

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He was arrested for violating the order and cited for driving after revocation.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections website lists an anticipated release date of Nov. 23, 2020, for Fellers.

Fellers had four previous domestic violence-related convictions, in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015.

In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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