Court news: Charges dismissed against Moorhead woman found in stolen truck; predatory offender violates rules
When deputies arrived, the suspect was sitting in the driver's seat of a red 2011 Dodge truck, which had been reported stolen in Fargo. Their driver’s license was found to be revoked, according to court records. Also, according to court records, a convicted predatory offender told an investigator that they were going through a divorce and that they were “bouncing around” right now, and admitted that they had not been living at the registered address for approximately the last month.
DETROIT LAKES — Charges against Jean Marie Jacobson, 37, of Moorhead, of felony receiving stolen property, felony theft, and misdemeanor driving after her license was revoked have been dropped in Becker County District Court, at the discretion of the County Attorney’s Office.
According to court records, on March 3 Becker County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to assist Otter Tail County deputies on the Vergas Trail on the county line.
Otter Tail County had initially received a call for service about a suspicious woman who had walked up to a residence and asked for help freeing a stuck truck. When deputies arrived, Jacobson was sitting in the driver's seat of a red 2011 Dodge truck, which had been reported stolen in Fargo. Her driver’s license was found to be revoked.
The charges were dismissed July 18.
Man sentenced for violating predatory offender rules
Albert Clayton Buckman, 54, of Fargo, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony violating the predatory offender registration law.
According to court records, he is required to register as a predatory offender, but was not at his registered address on Dec. 17, 2020, when Becker County investigators checked on his address.
Buckman told an investigator that he was going through a divorce and that he was “bouncing around” right now, and admitted that he had not been living at his registered address for approximately the last month. He added in the voicemail to the investigator that he was staying at a “buddy’s” house in North Dakota, but did not provide any specific address. Because his whereabouts were unknown, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On July 13, Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony issued a stay of adjudication and placed him on supervised probation for five years. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for 32 days served, and ordered to pay a $300 fine and $375 in court fees. He must get a diagnostic/mental health assessment and follow the recommendations.