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Judge: Injured Beltrami County Jail inmate mentally ill

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BEMIDJI, Minn. – A man who suffered a broken jaw in the Beltrami County Jail in September will not be returning to serve the remainder of his sentence.


Theran Stai, 46, of Bemidji was committed as mentally ill by Judge John G. Melbye on Friday in Beltrami District Court. Stai was a patient at the Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center before Friday’s hearing.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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