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McLeod County District Court
Herald Journal, Aug. 04, 2014

The following cases were heard in McLeod County District Court July 15, Judge Michael Savre presiding:

Sunil Vidyadhar Sapatnekar, 57, of Long Lake, appeared for a jury trial and was found guilty of theft. The defendant appeared for sentencing. The court placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 60 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 15 days of sentence to service work, write a letter of apology to all victims, have no use or possession of alcohol or drugs, and pay a surcharge and prosecution costs in the amount of $1,585. The issue of restitution is reserved.

Brandon Richard Sadergaski, 28, of Hutchinson, pleaded guilty to one count of interference with an emergency call. The court placed the defendant on probation for one year. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 10 days in the McLeod County Jail (may be sentence to service work), complete an anger management evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, pay restitution in the amount of $1,780.40, and pay a surcharge of $85.

The following cases were heard in McLeod County District Court on July 18, Judge Michael Savre presiding:

Tony Ervin Olson, 35, of Hutchinson, pleaded guilty to one felony count of controlled substance crime – possession of methamphetamine. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 180 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, and have no use or possession of alcohol or drugs.

Kendra Sue Jenniges, 25, of Marshall, pleaded guilty to one count of theft by wrongfully obtaining public assistance. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for one year. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 10 days of community work service and pay restitution in the amount of $724.

Bradley Allan Peterson, 38, of Hutchinson, pleaded guilty to one count of methamphetamine crimes involving children. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 30 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or drugs, and pay a surcharge of $85.

Robin Lynne Peterson, 51, of Hutchinson, pleaded guilty to one count of methamphetamine crimes involving children. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 10 days in the McLeod County Jail, 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 drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $500.

Heather Marie Sherman, 37, of Winsted, pleaded guilty to one count of theft. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 12 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 10 days of community work service, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of controlled substances, and pay a fine and surcharge of $400.

Brian James Popelka, 27, of Glencoe, pleaded guilty to one count of domestic assault. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for one year. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve seven days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a psychological evaluation, and follow the recommendations of the evaluation.

Sandra Vongsaphay, 33, of Winsted, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance crime - possession of methamphetamine. The court stayed the adjudication of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for three years. The defendant also pleaded guilty to one count of driving while impaired – controlled substance. The court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for one year. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 60 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or drugs, attend a Victim Impact Panel, and pay a surcharge of $85.