Court news: Woman sentenced for threats after smashing car window with baseball bat
Tabitha Jeannine Crosby, 42, of Medina, Minn., was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony threats of violence.
According to court records, on July 8, 2018, a woman reported that she was sitting in her vehicle in a residential area in Detroit Lakes when Crosby drove by numerous times, slowly, yelling at her.
Eventually Crosby got out of her car carrying a wooden baseball bat, and used the bat to hit the diver’s window several times, breaking the window and threatening to kill the woman. The victim had scratches on her chest from shards of window glass, and was visibly shaken when talking to police.
A man nearby witnessed the incident, saying that Crosby left in a pickup truck. It was pulled over by a deputy, who found a wooden baseball bat with deep gouges in it, and embedded glass within the wood.
On March 5, Crosby appeared before Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced her to 18 months in prison at Shakopee, stayed five years.
She was ordered to serve 47 days in jail, with credit for 47 days served, and was fined $1,000 plus $1,165 in court fees.
A felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon was dropped in a plea agreement.
Detroit Lakes man sentenced for meth possession
Edward Jonathan Beaulieu Jr., 25, of Detroit Lakes was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, on Aug. 23 a Detroit Lakes police officer was dispatched to 800 Washington Avenue, where Beaulieu was sitting. He was wanted on an active Becker County warrant for child support contempt, issued Jan. 31.
A search turned up several syringes and a few rock-like substances, which Beaulieu admitted were meth, according to the criminal complaint. He was also wanted on four warrants in North Dakota.
He pleaded guilty in 2017 in North Dakota to possession of a controlled substance, and he was charged with being a fugitive from justice in 2016 and 2017 for failure to appear on that North Dakota charge.
On March 4, Beaulieu appeared before Becker County District Judge Mike Fritz, who stayed imposition of sentence and placed him on supervised probation for five years. He was ordered to pay $1,165 in court fees and to serve 92 days in jail, with credit for 92 days served. He must get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations.
Ponsford man gets 39 months for selling meth
Leonard Joseph Smith Jr., 39, of Ponsford, was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, on four occasions between Feb. 3 and April 1, 2019, Smith sold a total of 26.1 grams of meth to a confidential reliable informant with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.
On March 6, Smith appeared before Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced him to 39 months in prison at St. Cloud, and ordered him to pay a $50 fine, $215 in court fees, and $695 in restitution.
Man gets 62 months in prison for felony DWI
Redfeather Sturdevant, 40, whose address is listed as the state prison at Lino Lakes, was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree DWI. A felony charge of third-degree controlled substance crime and a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle were dismissed in a plea agreement.
According to court records, on Nov. 4, 2019, a White Earth police officer saw a vehicle with expired tabs driving on Pine Point Road. The officer attempted to pull over the vehicle, which was driven by Sturdevant, but he refused to stop and continued onto Shinab Trail and then into a private driveway, where he stopped.
There was a strong smell of marijuana in the vehicle, and he admitted smoking marijuana and admitted that there were marijuana cigarette butts in the car.
He was arrested and a meth pipe was found in his jacket pocket. Another meth pipe was found under the driver’s seat, and micro-baggies of meth, totaling 16.6 grams, were also found.
He was taken to jail and a search warrant was obtained for a blood draw for chemical testing.
On March 5, Sturdevant appeared before Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced him to 62 months in prison at St. Cloud, and ordered him to pay a $50 fine and $215 in court fees.