Felony charges dropped against man who died
Multiple felony charges were dismissed June 11-12 in Becker County District Court against a Callaway man because he is deceased.
Jamie Lee Bevins Jr., 27, faced burglary charges after an incident at the Audubon Orton's convenience store Nov. 29, 2018. Two felony third-degree burglary charges and a felony charge of possessing burglar tools were dropped, and a $500 cash bond was refunded to the family.
Charges were also dropped and a $75,000 surety bond was discharged in a May 9 incident. Police say Bevins led them on a 33-mile vehicle chase at speeds up to 100 mph. About 40 grams of marijuana were found in the vehicle after the chase, along with hypodermic needles (including one loaded with meth) a scale and a stun gun, according to police. Bevins was not allowed to possess the stun gun because of prior assault and burglary convictions.
Charges of receiving stolen property were dismissed and a $10,000 bail bond was discharged in a December case in which Bevins was caught using a Honda all-terrain vehicle that had been stolen in Hawley the previous August. The ATV, valued at $3,000, was originally red but had been spray-painted black, and the key ignition had been broken.
Bevins died June 9 in a shooting in Maple Grove Township. A suspect in that case, Ronald Wayne Elias Thompson III, 18, of Detroit Lakes, was arrested June 21.