Brian Keith Jackson, 47, of rural Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of second-degree assault and a felony count of criminal vehicular operation.

According to court records, he is accused of driving a vehicle that struck a woman in rural Becker county. He backed up and hit her with an open door during a family argument. She was taken to Essentia hospital with multiple hematomas on her scalp.

The prosecution requested a warrant rather than a summons because Jackson has been the subject of 37 warrants, with multiple failures to appear in court, over the past five years, according to court records.

On June 8, a warrant was issued by District Judge Mike Fritz.

DL man accused of not paying child support

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James R. Michlitsch, 38, of rural Detroit Lakes, appeared in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of not paying child support.

According to court records, a court order on Jan. 16, 2013, required him to pay $665 a month in child support, and to pay another $133 a month toward retroactive child support owed from November of 2012 through January of 2013.

As of Dec. 20, 2018, he owed more than $10,000 in child support.

On June 4, Becker County District Judge Mike Fritz ordered $2,000 in bail money applied to Michlitsch’s child support obligations, and continued the case for dismissal provided he stay current with his child support payments.

Shoplifting call results in DL man being sentenced for meth

Michael Thomas Stone, 30, of rural Detroit Lakes was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

According to court records, on Nov. 7, 2019, he was involved in a shoplifting incident at the Detroit Lakes Walmart.

Police stopped and searched him and the vehicle he was in, and found a vial of meth weighing 4.1 grams, with packaging, and a baggie of meth weighing about a third of a gram with packaging. Also found was a one-hitter glass pipe and a glass meth pipe, along with multiple knives and a set of metal knuckles.

Stone appeared in court June 5 before District Judge Mike Fritz, who sentenced him to a year and a day in prison, stayed five years, and ordered him to serve 29 days in jail, with credit for 29 days served.

He was fined $1,112 and ordered to get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including treatment and aftercare.

He was placed on supervised probation for five years.