Tracy Jay Barker, 57, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony DWI.
According to court records, on April 9, a Detroit Lakes police officer saw him driving a Chevy Colorado in the Walmart parking lot. Due to a previous tip, the officer knew that Barker was driving the vehicle and that his license was cancelled as inimical to public safety.
He was pulled over after going through a stop sign onto Highway 10. Barker was supposed to be on the ignition interlock program, but the officer did not see any such device installed in his vehicle.
Barker submitted to a preliminary breath test and the result was .10% blood alcohol level, over the legal limit. He refused to take a breath test at the jail.
He was previously convicted of felony DWI in 2016, and the officer noted that he has 12 prior DWI convictions in Minnesota.
On Oct. 5, Becker County District Court Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced Barker to 87 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed seven years. He was ordered to serve 57 days in jail, with credit for 57 days served. He was fined $500 plus $650 in court fees, and was ordered to successfully complete DWI Court.
Barker must get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare, and was placed on supervised probation for seven years.
He must serve 30 days on electronic home monitoring for each year he is on probation.
A felony second-degree DWI charge was dropped in a plea agreement.
Ogema woman sentenced for meth possession
Christina Mae Jackson, 32, of rural Ogema has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, on March 6, a White Earth police officer responded to a report of a man chasing a woman in a field with a vehicle. He located the vehicle and identified the man. The officer could see drug paraphernalia in plain view, including numerous microbaggies in the center console cup. The vehicle was searched, and drugs were found throughout the vehicle.
The woman mentioned in the initial report, Christina Mae Jackson, was located and transported back to the scene where the vehicle was stopped. She said the man was not trying to run her over, but she had exited the vehicle due to an altercation. She asked for her two bags that were in the backseat of the vehicle. Inside one bag, officers found 1.3 grams of methamphetamine. She was arrested and transported to the Becker County Jail.
On Oct. 5, Becker County District Court Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced Jackson to 15 months in prison at Shakopee, stayed five years. She was ordered to serve 62 days in jail, with credit for 62 days served. She was ordered to pay $775 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.
She was also sentenced on a different charge of felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime to 17 months in Shakopee, stayed five years, and $850 in court fees.
Man sentenced for barroom assault in Detroit Lakes
Chance David Noonan, 25, of Minneapolis has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree assault.
According to court records, on Jan. 5, 2020, at the Holiday Inn bar, Noonan unexpectedly grabbed a man and punched him in the face. He knocked the man to the floor, breaking his nose and leaving him covered in blood.
On June 30, Becker County District Court Judge Jay Carlson issued a stay of adjudication and placed him on supervised probation for two years. Successful completion of probation will result in a dismissal of charges.
Noonan was ordered to serve 15 days in jail, with credit for one day served, pay a $1,000 fine, and get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare.
He paid $10,000 in restitution, of which $8,708 went to the New Prague man that he assaulted and $1,291 went to the Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board.
A misdemeanor fifth-degree assault charge was dropped in a plea agreement.