Ashley Jo Hanson, 26, of Mahnomen has been sentenced in Becker County District County for felony simple robbery.

Felony charges of first-degree aggravated robbery and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon were dismissed in a plea agreement.

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According to court records, at 6:58 a.m. on July 5, a tribal police officer was dispatched to Waubun on report of an assault and theft.

A man who lived there reported he had received a text from Hanson asking to buy the generator in the back of his truck. She was told it was not for sale. The man thensaw Jeremy Jerome Person, 29, attempted to steal the generator out of the back of his truck. He went out to stop him and they ended up in a physical fight.

During the fight, Caleb Timothy Lund, 27, came up and started hitting the man in the face with handgun (it appeared to be a snub-nosed .38 caliber) and the victim was hit with the gun multiple ties. Hanson was also present during the robbery and the victim saw her pointing a gun at him. As the victim continued to struggle with Person, he heard two shots behind him, and believes that both Lund and Hanson fired their guns. The three took the generator, a brand-new yellow Champion Global Power Equipment generator.

The victim was in obvious pain while talking to police officers, with visible injury and bruising to his face and head where he had been struck by the gun and possible broken ribs from the assault.

Hanson appeared in court Oct. 11 before District Judge Jay Carlson, who sentenced her to 28 months in prison at Shakopee, stayed 10 years. She was ordered to serve 89 days in jail, with credit for 89 days served. She was fined $1,000 plus $1,075 in court fees. She was ordered not to possess firearms, to abstain from drinking and illegal drugs, and ro get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare. She was placed on supervised probation for 10 years.