Rochelle Wendi Nelson, 32, of Menahga, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

According to court records, on Dec. 3, 2019, a Detroit Lakes police officer attempted to pull her vehicle over because her rear license plate was completely covered with snow.

Instead of stopping, police say Nelson accelerated through a parking lot, going around several vehicles, then driving down city streets at 45 mph with no attempt to slow down or stop. She eventually stopped long enough to let two men out, then continued to flee at speeds up to 65 mph in a 30 mph city zone, according to court records.

She eventually pulled over and was arrested. She was wanted on two felony warrants and her driver’s license was revoked, according to court records.

On Sept. 8, Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced her to 15 months in prison at Shakopee, stayed two years.

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Nelson was ordered to serve 49 days in jail, with credit for 49 days served. She was fined $700 plus $865 in court fees, and must get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare. She was placed on supervised probation for two years.

A misdemeanor charge of driving after her license was revoked was dropped in a plea agreement, as was a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

In that case, she was a passenger in a car pulled over on Becker County Road 120 by a trooper on Aug. 28, 2019. A needle containing liquid heroin was found in the vehicle.

DL woman sentenced for role in group parking lot assault

Brittany Violet Anderson, 22, of Detroit Lakes, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree assault. A felony charge of aggravated robbery was dropped in a plea agreement.

According to court records, she was one of several people charged in connection with a man who was "jumped" and badly beaten in a Detroit Lakes parking lot about 3:30 a.m. March 9.

The victim said his girlfriend asked him to meet her at the parking lot. While the two spoke, a vehicle pulled up and Anderson and two others got out. One man approached the victim and hit him, starting a fight.

As the two were fighting, another person joined in, punching the victim in the jaw a half-dozen times.

As the victim was being assaulted by the first two people, Anderson and another person joined the assault, with Anderson kicking the victim in the mouth and head multiple times.

Afterward, the victim walked to a nearby house, called 911, and was taken to the emergency room for treatment. He was "severely injured," according to the complaint, with a large bulge on his forehead, a bloody mouth and red marks across his face.

All five assailants were charged with felony first-degree robbery and felony third-degree assault.

On Sept. 8, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson issued a stay of adjudication and continued the case.

Anderson was ordered to serve 30 days in jail, with credit for time served. She was ordered to serve 10 more days on electronic home monitoring, in addition to the 15 days already served on EHM. Work release privileges were granted. She was fined $500 plus $650 in court fees, and must get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare. She was placed on supervised probation for five years.

Ogema man sentneced for drugs, DWI

Wade Eldon Borah, 55, of Ogema, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

According to court records, on March 25, 2019, he was pulled over by a tribal police officer on Highway 59 because his vehicle lights weren’t working. The officer smelled alcohol and Borah ended up under arrest: His blood alcohol level tested at .09%, just over the legal limit.

Two pills were found on his person, a hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablet and an oxycodone hydrochloride pill.

On Sept. 8, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson issued a stay of adjudication and continued the case.

Borah was ordered to serve 21 days in jail, with credit for two days served. Work release privileges were granted. He was fined $500 plus $575 in court fees, and must get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare. He was placed on supervised probation for four years.

On the misdemeanor DWI charge, Borah was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 69 days stayed two years and credit for two day served. He was fined $500 plus $525 in court fees.