Records, Dec. 23, 2005
District Court, Kandiyohi County - A Watsonville, Calif. man was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for escaping from doing community service work at the Kandiyohi County Recycling Center while he was serving an 88-day sentence in the Kand...
District Court, Kandiyohi County
- A Watsonville, Calif. man was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for escaping from doing community service work at the Kandiyohi County Recycling Center while he was serving an 88-day sentence in the Kandiyohi County Jail for methamphetamine charges.
According to the criminal complaint, Felix Hernandez Perez, 30, was sentenced in early November to 88 days in jail.
While serving his time, he escaped from custody while working at the recycling center. He escaped in November.
He'd been in jail because on July 8, he was pulled over driving quickly away from Regency Estates East after a disturbance there.
One of Perez's passengers was bleeding, and Perez said the man had been hit over the head with a beer bottle in a fight at the trailer park, the complaint says.
The police searched Perez's car and found a small bag of methamphetamine, which he said was his. Police also found a small amount of methamphetamine in a small tube in Perez's front pocket.
It was also found that his California license was suspended and that he didn't have a Minnesota driver's license, the complaint says. He admitted to both.
He pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. One count of no Minnesota driver's license was dismissed.
He was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in jail for escaping from custody and 13 months in prison for violating the conditions of his original sentence. Those sentences will run concurrently.
He was sentenced by Judge Michael Thompson.
- A Willmar man was sentenced to 365 days in jail, 335 of which will be stayed, for taking part in an assault in Priam in November 2004.
According to the criminal complaint, Jerod Alan Jakel, 20, and four other men allegedly assaulted two people on Nov. 20 in the parking lot behind the Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers building in Priam.
The criminal complaint says three people were driving from Tyler to Willmar when a female passenger, a relative of Jakel, got a call that the group should meet Jakel behind the MNVAP building in Priam.
Witnesses said the group pulled into the lot and Jakel drove his truck behind their vehicle, trapping them in. Jakel and four others got out of his truck, the complaint says, and they pulled the driver out the vehicle, beating him unconscious.
The other men opened the rear door of the vehicle and beat up a male passenger, the complaint says.
The driver went to Rice Memorial Hospital where it was learned he'd had a concussion. He also had bruising on his face, including above his eye.
The rear passenger had a nasal fracture.
Jakel, in an interview with police, admitted to the fight, according to the criminal complaint. He said when he'd called his relative, he heard voices in the background making "smart" comments. When he met the group, he was angry and started yelling at the driver of the vehicle, he said. The man got out and kicked him and Jakel said he "lost it." He said he also assaulted the passenger. He said he was alone in his assault of the two men.
He pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree assault - liabilities for the crimes of another. Two counts of third-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault - liabilities for the crimes of another were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Judge Donald Spilseth also sentenced Jakel to two years probation and fined him $1,075. Jakel will have to pay $555.44 in restitution with two other co-defendants. He will be given three days credit for the time he's already served in jail.
WILLMAR -- A cell phone was reported stolen Wednesday evening at the Kandi Mall, 1605 First St. S.
WILLMAR -- A front door was reported vandalized Wednesday night at the 300 block of Robert Street Southeast.
WILLMAR -- A vehicle was reported broken into and vandalized Thursday morning at the 500 block of Ninth Street Northwest.