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Fillmore County Court Report - 6/18/12


Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
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Monday, June 4, 2012, Joan Elizabeth Torgerson, 36 of Mabel, appeared before Judge Robert Benson for sentencing at the Fillmore County Courthouse. Torgerson was found guilty of Drugs in the 5th degree, possession, which has a maximum penalty of 5 years, $10,000 or both. All other charges were dismissed.

Torgerson received a Stay of Adjudication, and upon completion of probation all charges will be dismissed. She must spend 30 days at the Fillmore County Jail and be on supervised probation for five years. She must also pay $1,150 in fines and fees.

Russell William Dahlke, 24 of Preston, also appeared before Judge Benson for sentencing on June 4, 2012. He was found guilty of Burglary in the 3rd degree, which has a maximum penalty of five years in jail, $10,000, or both. He received a Stay of Adjudication, and if he completes probation, all charges will be dropped. He must spend 30 days in the Fillmore County Jail, with credit for four days already served. He will be on supervised probation for five years, and must pay $1,330.55 in fines and fees.

Shane Steven McCabe, 18 of Harmony, appeared for sentencing on June 4, 2012. He was found guilty of Drugs in the 5th Degree, possession of not a small amount of marijuana, which has a maximum penalty of five years in jail, $10,000, or both. All other charges were dismissed. McCabe must spend 30 days in the Fillmore County Jail on work release, and will have supervised probation for five years. He must also pay $5,200 in fines.

Kelly Renae Kunz of Mazeppa appeared before Judge Benson for sentencing on June 4, 2012. She was found guilty of driving while under the influence of alcohol, with a maximum penalty of seven years in jail, $14,000, or both. All other charges were dismissed. She must spend five days at the Fillmore County Jail, and will be on supervised probation for seven years. She must also pay $270 in fees.

Jeremy Lee Knowlton, 31 of McGregor, Iowa, also appeared on June 4 for sentencing. He was found guilty of Receiving Stolen Property, which has a maximum penalty of five years in jail, $10,000, or both. He must spend 30 days in the Fillmore County Jail, with credit for 22 days served. He will be on supervised probation for five years, and must pay $1,090 in fees. There is a Stay of Imposition and if he successfully completes probation the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

Kyle Jay Nelton-Gilow, 31 of Rushford, appeared for sentencing on June 11, 2012. He was found guilty of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, and domestic assault by strangulation. All other charges were dismissed. Nelton-Gilow must spend 24 months in an adult correction facility in St. Cloud, with credit for 274 days served.

Nelton-Gilow also received 21 months for the charge of making terroristic threats, and 18 months for domestic assault. He must also pay $140 in fees.

On June 4, 2012, Coniah Emmerson Horton made his first appearance before Judge Benson. He was charged with Terroristic Threats and Assault in the 5th degree, both of which have a maximum penalty of 5 years in jail, $10,000 or both. The charges stem from an incident in which Horton allegedly assaulted a woman and threatened to kill a different woman and her family. The incident occurred behind a bar in Chatfield in which Horton was allegedly fighting with a woman. He said he was trying to break up a fight between her and another woman. Horton paid $5,000 conditional bail.

David Floyd Mathees, 51 of Rogers, MN, appeared before Judge Benson on June 4, 2012. He was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, both of which have a maximum penalty of five years in jail, $10,000 or both. He was also charged with driving after license revocation. The charges stem from an incident in which Mathees was pulled over for allegedly speeding, and said he was driving a friend’s truck, who gave him permission before going to jail. Police discovered that the truck was stolen, and Mathees had had his license revoked. Mathees paid $5,000 in conditional bail.

Jeffrey Curtiss Thorson, 27 of Decorah, Iowa, also appeared before Judge Benson on June 4. He was charged with four counts of Driving While Intoxicated, which each have a maximum penalty of seven years in jail, $14,000 or both. He was also charged with open bottle, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and driving after license revocation. The charges stem from an incident in which police found him and someone else in a truck that was broken down and he had allegedly been drinking. He then refused to take a blood or urine test, and police discovered that his license had allegedly been revoked.

Thorson paid $12,000 in conditional bail. His next court appearance is July 2, 2012.

Bradley Dean Schwartz, 50, of Rogers, MN, appeared before Judge Benson on June 5, 2012. He was charged with three counts of theft by check, each of which have a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail, $20,000 or both. Schwartz allegedly wrote a check to Hammel Equipment in Rushford for a skid loader in the amount of $13,250 that was returned as insufficient funds, and has not made a payment on that check. Schwartz paid $10,000 in unconditional bail, and his next court appearance is July 3, 2012.

Janeil Linn Stehlik, 22 of Austin, MN, made an appearance before Judge Benson on May 30, 2012. She was charged with assault in the 2nd degree with a dangerous weapon, assault in the 4th degree, a peace officer, fleeing a peace officer, obstructing legal process, and giving police a false name Stehlik was allegedly fighting with someone at a bar in Chatfield and fled from police on foot. When they caught up to her, she was bleeding and allegedly refused to let them help her. She also allegedly told them a false name. While the police were helping her into the ambulance she allegedly kicked and injured a police officer. Stehlik paid $2,000 in conditional bail.

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