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Ogema man sentenced for trying to steal ATV

An Ogema man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a charge of attempted motor vehicle theft.

Jason Myung Jin Geist, 33, of 38188 County Highway 34, Ogema, was given a sentence of 12 months and one day in prison, stayed on conditions including completion of up to four years of supervised probation, 30 days in jail and community service in lieu of $1,160 in court fines and fees.

Geist was one of three people charged for trying to steal an ATV from outside an Erie Township residence on Nov. 22, 2012.

According to court documents, the ATV’s owner was inside his home when he saw a man — whom he later identified as Geist — disconnecting a trailer from the ATV and trying to start it up.

When confronted, the suspect fled the scene and got into another vehicle, which drove away from the scene.