Pete Alan Thompson, 37, of rural Waubun, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony first-degree aggravated robbery and felony second-degree assault.
According to court records, on Nov. 11, he was getting a ride from a woman to a residence when he suddenly pulled out a knife, pinned her to the seat, and said something to the effect that he was “jacking her.”
She tried to take the knife, cut her finger, and Thompson took off running with her bag and purse, according to the criminal complaint. The woman said it was a 6-inch switchblade knife with a white handle. The purse contained $100 to $200 in cash and a cellphone, among other items.
The next day, Thompson was spotted going into a residence, and police found him there, hiding in a crawl space in the basement, covered by a blanket.
Cash bail was set at $3,000 or bond at $30,000, with standard conditions of release, or bond at $60,000 without conditions.
Fargo residents accused of stealing car, trading it for a camper in ND
Ashton Lee Norton, 31, of Fargo, and Cassandra Emily Lloyd, 28, of Fargo, were both charged in Becker County District Court with felony theft, felony receiving stolen property and misdemeanor theft.
According to court records, in the early morning hours of April 7 Lloyd was with Norton when he stole a silver four-door Audi sedan, valued at $22,650, from Webber Family Motors in Detroit Lakes. She was driving a Town & Country minivan, and lock-pick tools were seen inside the van, according to court records.
They drove around Detroit Lakes, filled up the Audi at a gas station on County Road 6, and left without paying. They then drove to Gardner, N.D., where he traded the Audi to a friend for a camper.
On Nov. 13, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson issued a summons for both Norton and Lloyd to appear in court Dec. 28.
Detroit Lakes woman sentenced for kicking in door, slapping and punching woman
Jasmine Jean Clark, 24, of rural Detroit Lakes, was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony second-degree burglary charge.
According to court records, on Aug. 10, 2019, she was one of three women who kicked in an apartment door in Frazee and assaulted the woman who lives there, angry that she went to the county fair with her roommate, who was Clark’s boyfriend.
Clark slapped the woman in the face and struck her in the head and chest area, according to the criminal complaint. The women left when the victim said she was calling the police. Clark said she was so intoxicated that she does not remember the incident, according to court records.
On Nov. 13, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson issued a stay of adjudication and continued the case. Clark was ordered to serve 120 days in jail, with credit for three days served. She can do the rest of the time on electronic home monitoring at her own expense. Work privileges were granted. She was fined $1,000 plus $1,075 in court fees, and was ordered to get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare. She was placed on supervised probation for five years.
DL man sentenced for high-speed chase
Austin Westa King, 21, of rural Detroit Lakes, was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
According to court records, at 11:35 p.m. July 4, a trooper tried to pull over a vehicle without working tail lights on Highway 59. As the trooper turned around, he saw the vehicle speed up, reaching speeds of 100 mph in a 30 mph zone on Willow Street in Detroit Lakes.
The trooper ended the pursuit, but saw the vehicle parked at a residence a short time later. The vehicle belonged to King. He was found in the garage, and said he fled because his license was revoked. A search of the vehicle turned up over a gram of marijuana wax.
On Nov. 13, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson stayed imposition of sentence and placed King on supervised probation for three years.
He was ordered to serve 45 days in jail, with credit for three days served, and can do the rest of the time on electronic home monitoring at his own expense. Work privileges were granted.
He was fined $1,000 plus $1,075 in court fees, and was ordered to get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare.
A felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime was dropped in a plea agreement.
Mahnomen man sentenced for meth, fleeing on foot
Ian Jorge Sargent, 23, of Mahnomen, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and misdemeanor fleeing a peace officer on foot.
According to court records, on Nov. 11, he punched a woman outside Central Market, then refused to stop when ordered to by Detroit Lakes police officers. He ran away and was found in a parking lot down the street. A one-hitter pipe was found in his pocket and a baggie of meth weighing 1.07 grams was found on the ground where he was arrested.
Cash bail was set at $500 or bond at $10,000, with standard conditions of release, or bond at $20,000 without conditions.
Felony charge filed over employee theft at Casey's
Jesse Roger Hauge, 19, of rural Detroit Lakes was charged in Becker County District Court with felony theft.
According to court records, on Oct. 29, Detroit Lakes police officers were called to Casey's General Store on the report of an employee theft. Hauge is accused of taking $1,600 while working at the store over a 10-to-14-day period. He said he needed a vehicle for winter and didn’t know how else to pay for it.
He was released without cash bail or bond, under standard conditions of release.
Caught by dog, man charged with leading deputy on chase
Gary Lee Bruguier, 41, of White Earth, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor fleeing a peace officer on foot.
According to court records, on Oct. 29, a deputy noticed him at the Holiday gas station, saw him drive off alone, and knew his license was suspended. The deputy put his emergency lights on, Bruguier pulled over, waited for the officer to get out of his squad car and approach him, then sped away. He drove through Detroit Lakes, running a red light and moving at speeds up to 65 mph. The pursuit went for about two miles.
Smoke was billowing from the driver’s side of the vehicle, and the deputy could see the vehicle wasn’t able to stop as it should, and got ready to execute a PIT maneuver near Central Street East and Barbara Avenue.
But the vehicle slowed drastically, made contact with the pursuing squad car, and Bruguier drove across the lawn of an apartment building and eventually left the vehicle on the 400 block of Central Street and ran.
The deputy deployed his K-9 partner, Cooper, who caught Bruguier after a 75- to 100-yard chase. He said he ran because he was wanted on warrants.
Cash bail was set at $500 or bond at $7,000, with standard conditions of release, or bond at $21,000 without conditions.
Woman sentenced after cell phone case falls in front of deputy, contained meth
Ona Marie Kassera, 48, whose address is listed as a treatment center in Moorhead, was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, on May 5, 2019, a deputy responded to a complaint about a vehicle parked near a grain bin in rural Becker County. Kassera was the driver, and she appeared to be hiding something. She was ordered out of the vehicle and a black cell phone case fell to the floor. It contained a baggie of meth that weighed just over a gram.
On Nov. 13, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson issued a stay of adjudication and continued the case.
Kassera was ordered to serve three days in jail, with credit for three days served. She was fined $750 plus $900 in court fees, and was ordered to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol and follow all mental health recommendations. She was placed on supervised probation for five years.