On October 4, McKenzie Mae House, 34, of Rochester, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. House is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a felony with a maximum criminal penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. On or about October 1, as a result of a domestic disturbance, the defendant allegedly supplied a Fillmore County Sheriff’s Officer with a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
On November 7, Eric Michael Newman, 36, of Caledonia, appeared before District Court Judge Jodi L. Williamson. Newman is charged with two counts of Theft – Intent to Exercise Temporary Control, and one count of Damage to Property – 1st Degree – Value Reduced Over $1,000. One theft county carries a maximum criminal penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine, the other a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine. The Damage to Property count carries a maximum criminal penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
On or about June 20, the defendant allegedly used another person’s semi-trailer to allegedly “ssteal” equipment. Upon returning the trailer, the defendant allegedly “flipped” it over and returned it with brakes locked up and six tires allegedly ruined. The value of said trailer was allegedly $13,000 and of the tires total allegedly $6,000.