Court news: DL woman faces meth, DWI charges; White Earth man accused of threats, assault

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DL woman faces meth, DWI charges

DETROIT LAKES — April Ann Miller, 43, of Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and misdemeanor DWI.

According to court records, on Sept. 29, 2021, she was pulled over for erratic driving on Highway 34 in Becker County. She showed numerous signs of impairment during field testing. She was arrested and a search of her vehicle located a capped syringe in a bag next to her purse in the back seat. An uncapped needle in a clothes basket in the hatchback area of the vehicle was filled with about 22 ccs of a clear substance that tested positive for meth.

On May 26 Miller was released without bail, under standard conditions.

White Earth man accused of threats, assault

Ronald Corey Laducer, 57, of White Earth has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony terroristic threats, misdemeanor domestic assault, and misdemeanor fourth-degree damage to property.

According to court records, on March 1, he broke down his girlfriend’s door on Richwood Road and threatened to knock her out.


The woman said that he had been intoxicated the night before, and was going to sleep in a vehicle that was parked in her driveway. She told him to come inside and sleep on the couch. In the morning, he woke up, came into her bedroom, and began to argue with her. She said that she chased him outside and locked the front door, but he forced the door open, damaging the frame.

That’s when Laducer told her that he was going to knock her out, and she was worried that he would. Surveillance video showed Laducer using his shoulder to push open the front door.

His request for a public defender was approved, and an omnibus hearing was set for July 18.

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