Court news: 2 men accused of robbing a woman near Detroit Lakes

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Two men have been charged in Becker County District Court with felony simple robbery.

Gary Wayne Jackson, 47, of White Earth, and Anthony Randal-Ashley Villebrun, 41, of rural Waubun are accused of stealing several hundred dollars from a woman.

According to court records, on Sept. 15, they met two women at a Casey’s convenience store on Highway 10 who agreed to give them a ride. They directed the woman who was driving to a parking circle near Sucker Creek Preserve. The women thought they were just dropped the men off there, but one man took the car keys and started arguing with one of the women and looking in her backpack. One of the men put one of the women into a headlock and took her money, then threw her out of the car and made the other woman drive off in the direction of Highway 10.

Law enforcement officers quickly found and pulled over the gold-colored Chevy Impala, and arrested the men. When searched, Villebrun had $239 in cash on him and Jackson had $231 in cash.

On Sept. 17, District Judge Steven Cahill set cash bail at $1,000 for both men, with standard conditions, or bond at $10,000. Bond for both was set at $30,000 for unconditional release.


White Earth woman accused of stabbing male in arm

Barbara Jean Durant, 36, of White Earth, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree assault and gross misdemeanor interfering with a 911 emergency call.

According to court records, on Sept. 15 she got into an argument and was fighting with others in a house in White Earth Village. A tribal police officer who responded to the call said she smelled of alcohol and appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

A male in the house said Durant had gotten mad about people saying things about one of her children, and had grabbed a knife to cut a power line to another person’s trailer. When a second male in the house tried to stop her, she chased him with the knife.

The first male then called 911 and she went after him, stabbed him in the right bicep, and tried to stab him again when the knife broke, according to the criminal complaint.

While on the 911 call, she ripped the phone out of his hands. He said Durant came into his room and attacked him and threw his TV set on the floor.

On Sept. 17, District Judge Steven Cahill ordered Durant released without bail, under standard conditions of release.

Woman charged with being fugitive from justice

Sunnie Marie Darville, 44, of Pelican Rapids, has been charged in Becker County District Court with being a fugitive from justice from another state, a felony.

According to court records, on Aug. 19, she was arrested in Detroit Lakes on a “suspicious activity” call. She was arrested and taken to jail, where authorities learned of an arrest warrant for her issued in Madison County, Neb.


On Sept. 17, she waived her right to an extradition hearing before District Judge Steven Cahill.

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