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Fillmore County District Court


Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
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On November 16, 2012, Roger Curtis Rain, 68 of Lanesboro, appeared before Judge Robert Benson at the Fillmore County Courthouse. He was charged with Arson in the 1st Degree- Dwelling, which has a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail, $20,000, or both. He was also charged with Arson in the 5th Degree- Sets fire to real or personal property.

The charges stem from an incident on November 13, when the Preston and Lanesboro Fire Departments were called to the scene of a house fire at Rain’s home. Police found Rain at a nearby residence, and he allegedly admitted he started the fire. He was allegedly intoxicated at the time, and was taken to detox. Proceedings are suspended pending a psychological examination.

Larry Mark Senne, 42 of Faribault, appeared before Judge Benson on November 19. He was charged with four counts of Check Forgery- Falsely Endorse, and four counts of Check Forgery- Offer/possess with intent to defraud, both with a maximum penalty of five years, $10,000, or both. Senne allegedly stole checks from a number of different people, and allegedly made false deposits into other’s accounts. Police allegedly found stolen checkbooks and stolen license plates in his home. Senne has three prior convictions for forgery. He was given $5,000 conditional bail and $15,000 unconditional, and his next court appearance is December 3, 2012.

Michael James Blum, 26 of Rochester, also appeared before Judge Benson on November 19. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, which has a maximum penalty of one year in jail, $3,000, or both. The charges stem from an incident in which he was found alongside the highway with his car, which had run out of gas, and was allegedly intoxicated at the time. He posted $12,000 bond, and his next court appearance is December 31, 2012.

Samuel A. Slabaugh, 19 of Lanesboro, was charged with Damage to Property in the 1st Degree after an incident in which an Amish man reported that his 1920 Milk Wagon was damaged, and there was a witness who saw it happen. Slabaugh was allegedly part of the group of people who did the damage to the wagon. He was released on $5,000 unconditional bail. His next court appearance is December 3, 2012.

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