Court news: DL man gets 17 months for felony escape
Casey Dakota Essary, 20, of Detroit Lakes, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony escape from custody.
According to court records, on April 29, Detroit Lakes police went to Essary’s residence on the 900 block of Summit Avenue because he had cut off a GPS ankle bracelet and fled the scene. A woman who answered the door said she didn’t know where he went. The cut bracelet was lying in the middle of the living room floor.
On July 1, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson sentenced Essary to 17 months in prison at St. Cloud, and ordered him to pay a $50 fine and $215 in court fees.
Conditions met, felony theft charge dropped
A felony theft charge has been dismissed against Matthew David Hamernik, 24, of Hawley, because he successfully met all conditions of his probation.
According to Becker County District Court records, on Jan. 3, 2016, he was involved in the theft of a fish house on Leif Lake valued at $8,000 to $10,000. A witness saw him and another young man load the fish house onto Hamernik’s pickup truck, and the fish house was later found at the other man’s house.
Hamernik served 30 days in jail, paid a $1,000 fine and $1,160 in court fees, and met all conditions of supervised probation. The charge was dismissed Aug. 27 in Becker County District Court.
Waubun man sentenced for heroin, meth possession
Justin Wayne Richey, 44, of rural Waubun has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, on April 22, 2019, he was found in a parked car off County Road 21 and arrested on an active warrant by a White Earth police officer. A micro baggie of heroin weighing 1.1 grams and a baggie containing just under a half-gram of meth were found in his possession.
On July 1, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson stayed adjudication and continued the case. He was ordered to get chemical dependency and mental health evaluations and follow the recommendations, including aftercare.
Richey was fined $500 plus $575 in court fees, and ordered to serve 90 days in jail, with 45 days stayed five years and credit for 17 days served. Work release privileges were granted. He was placed on supervised probation for five years.
Man gets over 5 years for assault
Eli Samuel Anderson, 35, of Rush City, Minn., has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree assault.
He was acquitted on a second charge of second-degree assault, and no sentence was passed on another third-degree assault conviction.
According to court records, on April 19, 2018 he hit a man on the head with a heavy curtain rod at the man’s residence in Detroit Lakes. The rod had a screw on the end of it that caused a cut that required six stitches to close.
On June 16, Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced Anderson to 68 months in prison at St. Cloud and ordered him to pay a $50 fine, $215 in court fees, and $403 in restitution.
DL man sentenced for domestic assault by strangulation
Charles Edward Rose II, 23, of Detroit Lakes, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony domestic assault by strangulation.
According to court records, on Jan. 21, he assaulted a woman roommate, grabbing her by the throat and pushing her down a hallway. Another roommate witnessed it. The victim said Rose had recently relapsed on meth.
On June 16, Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced Rose to 18 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed four years. He was ordered to serve 148 days in jail, with credit for 148 days served.
He was fined $1,000 plus $1,090 in court fees and ordered to get chemical dependency and mental health evaluations and follow the recommendations, including aftercare. He was also ordered to get a domestic abuse evaluation and participate in the program as directed by his probation officer. A no-contact order was issued and he was placed on supervised probation for four years.