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McLeod County District Court
Herald Journal, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021

State of Minnesota v. Steven Jay Knick - Steven Knick is a 25-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, man who entered a plea of guilty to one misdemeanor count of driving while impaired for an offense that occurred on or about July 5, 2021. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of one year. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 15 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete an alcohol assessment, follow the recommendations of the assessment, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $750.00.

State of Minnesota v. Joseph Harold Paul - Joseph Paul is a 69-year-old Lino Lakes, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult for an offense that occurred on or about March 2015 – October 2019. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of ten years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 60 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 30 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a mental health evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, write a letter of apology, pay restitution in the amount of $213,923.16, and pay a fine and surcharge of $150.00.

State of Minnesota v. Teika Lettice Smith - Teika Smith is a 39-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, woman who entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of assaulting a peace officer and one misdemeanor count of driving while impaired for an offense that occurred on or about August 27-28, 2020. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of one year. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 10 days of electronic home monitoring, serve 10 days of sentence to service work, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $500.00.

State of Minnesota v. Kayla Jo Sheldon - Kayla Sheldon is a 31-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, woman who entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of no insurance for an offense that occurred on or about January 4, 2021. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of one year. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 10 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 20 days of sentence to service work, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, and pay a surcharge of $85.00.

State of Minnesota v. Kellan Bradley Eichten - Kellan Eichten is a 35-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of driving while impaired for an offense that occurred on or about December 29, 2020. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 7 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 23 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $400.00.

State of Minnesota v. Aaron James Telecky - Aaron Telecky is a 43-year-old Stewart, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one misdemeanor count of domestic assault for an offense that occurred on or about February 22, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 30 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a chemical dependency and a domestic abuse evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluations, and pay a fine and surcharge of $250.00.

State of Minnesota v. Alexandra Jean Beyer - Alexandra Beyer is a 32-year-old St. Paul, Minnesota, woman who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of driving while impaired for an offense that occurred on or about July 13, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the execution of 36 months in prison and placed the defendant on probation for a period of five years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve180 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a chemical dependency and a mental health evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluations, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $185.00.

State of Minnesota v. Calvin Walter Miller - Calvin Miller is a 67-year-old Glencoe, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court for a jury trial and was found guilty of one felony count of possession of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about July 7, 2020. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 30 days of electronic home monitoring and pay a surcharge of $85.00.

State of Minnesota v. Carl Ray Moorman - Carl Moorman is a 53-year-old Winsted, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count and two gross misdemeanor counts of criminal sexual conduct for offenses that occurred on or about December 2018 – May 2020. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of five years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 180 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a chemical dependency and a psycho-sexual evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluations, have no contact with the victims, and pay a surcharge of $85.00.

State of Minnesota v. Jerad James Reinitz - Jerad Reinitz is a 34-year-old NYA, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about May 29, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the adjudication of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 10 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 20 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $585.00.

State of Minnesota v. Daniel Cordell Johnson - Daniel Johnson is a 22-year-old St. Paul, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about August 4, 2020. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the adjudication of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 2 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 8 days of electronic home monitoring, serve 10 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $585.00.

State of Minnesota v. Joseph Troy Thoennes - Joseph Thoennes is a 28-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of malicious punishment of a child for an offense that occurred on or about January 25, 2020. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 30 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 30 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a chemical dependency and a psychological evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluations, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, have no contact with the victim, and pay a fine and surcharge of $285.00.

State of Minnesota v. Jamie Charlotte Blahowski - Jamie Blahowski is a 38-year-old New Auburn, Minnesota, woman who entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about June 15, 2020. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 30 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 45 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $750.00.