Elias Trevino Jr., 52, of Fargo has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor DWI.

According to court records, on May 28 a Detroit Lakes police officer saw Trevino driving slowly and erratically on Highway 10. He refused to pull over for the squad car’s emergency lights and siren and continued driving eastbound on Highway 10 at about 50 mph.

Two Becker County deputies successfully deployed stop sticks at Highway 10 and Woods Drive, and a third deputy successfully used a pursuit intervention technique to force the vehicle to a stop.

An empty 750ml bottle of liquor was found in the vehicle, and Trevino’s breath smelled strongly of alcohol, but he refused to submit to testing. He was convicted of DUI in California in 2019.

On Aug. 20, Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony stayed imposition of sentence on the fleeing charge and placed him on supervised probation for four years.

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Trevino was ordered to serve 41 days in jail, with credit for 41 days served, and was fined $1,300 plus $1,450 in court fees. He was ordered to get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including treatment and aftercare.

On the DWI charge, he was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 305 days stayed for four years and credit for 41 days served. He was placed on supervised probation for four years.

Richville man sentenced after caught with meth, cash in DL

Zachery Thomas Engel, 34, of Richville has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for a felony second-degree controlled substance crime.

According to court records, on June 3, a Detroit Lakes police officer saw him at the North Shore Travel Plaza in Detroit Lakes, and arrested him on a felony warrant. Engel admitted that he had drugs on him, and the officer found 39 grams of field-positive methamphetamine and a large amount of cash in his pocket. He was previously convicted on a fifth-degree drug charge.

On Sept. 15, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson sentenced him to 68 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed for 15 years.

Engel was ordered to serve 180 days in jail, with credit for 18 days served, and was fined $500 plus $650 in court fees.

He was ordered to complete the first phase of the Teen Challenge substance abuse treatment program for adults, then complete his jail time, then complete the rest of the Teen Challenge program. He was placed on supervised probation for 15 years.

Engel was also sentenced on a felony third-degree drug charge from April 26, 2020, when he was pulled over by a trooper on Highway 10 in Becker County. Two bags containing meth, with a total weight of 12 grams, were found in the pickup truck he was driving.

He was ordered to serve 27 months in St. Cloud, stayed 15 years, to serve 75 days in jail, with credit for 75 days served, and to pay $500 fine plus $650 in court fees.

Callaway woman sentenced for meth, pills

Lacey Rose Rousu-Hanks, 27, of rural Callaway has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for a felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

According to court records, on Nov. 11, 2019, a White Earth police officer responded to a disturbance at a residence in Becker County. An unknown man was at the property and not welcome there. When the officer got there, the man was already gone but Rousu-Hanks was still present. Based on her behavior, the officer decided to bring her to the hospital. Prior to leaving, he searched her for his own safety, and found several pills believed to be Gabapentin, two marijuana roaches, suspected methamphetamine, and some folded up tin foil containing suspected black tar heroin.

The methamphetamine field-tested positive. The suspected heroin was not tested due to fentanyl possibly being present. The drugs were sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for testing.

On Sept. 15, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson sentenced Rousu-Hanks to 13 months in prison at Shakopee, stayed five years.

She was ordered to serve 123 days in jail, with credit for 123 days served, and must pay $450 in court fees.

She was ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol and submit to random testing. She was placed on supervised probation for five years.

Man sentenced for burglary in Becker County

Raymond Grantland Carlson, 35, of Lino Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for gross misdemeanor fourth-degree burglary.

Felony charges of second- and third-degree burglary were dropped in a plea agreement.

According to court records, on Sept. 12, 2020, Carlson and another man were involved in the burglary of a house on Lyman Road, where several items were stolen from a man’s house and garage, and a door was damaged. Surveillance equipment at the house helped police identify the two men. The suspect vehicle was located in Frazee, and inside were numerous tools reported stolen in the burglary.

On Sept. 15, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson sentenced him to a year in jail, with 305 days stayed two years and credit for six days served. The sentence is to be served concurrently with another case.

Carlson was fined $300 plus $375 in court fees and $750 in restitution. He was placed on unsupervised probation for two years.