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Man sentenced in Becker County for violating no-contact order

William Phillip Sayers II, 27, of Isle, Minn., was sentenced in Becker County District Court for violating a domestic abuse no-contact order, a felony.

According to court records:

On Feb. 14, 2008 a White Earth tribal advocate for battered women reported a violation that occurred Feb. 2.

Sayers showed up at the door of a woman who had a no-contact order against him. He was intoxicated and said "I don't mean to bother you, so I'll leave." A few minutes later he came back because his vehicle had gotten stuck in the driveway. He was eventually pulled out.

He had prior assault convictions in 2002 and 2008.

On Wednesday, District Judge Peter Irvine sentenced him to 15 months in prison, execution of sentence stayed five years.

He was placed on supervised probation for five years and ordered to serve 60 days in jail, with credit for 29 days served.

He was fined $1,000 plus court fees, and ordered to complete domestic abuse counseling as ordered, and get a chemical use assessment if probation so orders. He is to have no contact with the victim except through a social worker.