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St. Cloud man sentenced Tuesday in Kandiyohi County to 33 months for arson, drug sale and violating no contact order

Brady Allen Lietzau, 31, of St. Cloud, was convicted of felony second-degree arson of property with damage valued at $1,000 or more, felony third-degree narcotic drug sale and felony violation of a no-contact order following a plea agreement under the state dismissed multiple other charges in exchange for a total of a 33-month prison sentence.

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Brady Allen Lietzau

WILLMAR — A St. Cloud man was sentenced Tuesday in Kandiyohi County District Court to 33 months in prison as a result of a plea agreement in three separate cases for a drug sale, arson and violating a no-contact order.

Brady Allen Lietzau, 31, pleaded guilty May 26 to felony second-degree arson, felony third-degree narcotic drug sale and felony violation of a no-contact order.

As part of the plea agreement, felony charges of third-degree burglary, theft, violating a no contact order, third- and fifth-degree drug possession were dismissed, as well as misdemeanor fourth-degree damage to property and a petty misdemeanor for drug paraphernalia possession.

Eighth Judicial District Judge Stephen Wentzell sentenced Lietzau to 33 months in prison for both the felony drug sale and the felony arson case, and 23 months in prison for the violating a no-contact order. His sentencings will run concurrently and he was given credit for time served already served, ranging from 367 to 400 days in the three cases. He was also ordered to pay $140 in fines and fees and to provide a DNA sample.

According to court documents, Lietzau pleaded guilty to setting a full-sized extended cab Dodge Ram pickup on fire in March 2020 in Gennessee Township and selling around 2 ounces, or 56.7 grams, of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in February of 2020 in Willmar. He also pleaded guilty to asking the brother of an adult woman who had a domestic-abuse-no-contact order against him to tell her that he still loves her and that he was "thinking about her" in August of 2020 in Kandiyohi County.

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Lietzau was previously convicted in June for felony domestic assault and felony third-degree burglary.

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Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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