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Fillmore County District Court


Fri, Oct 3rd, 2008
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Felony Charges

Michael Gary Majerus, 21, of St. Charles, was charged on Monday, September 29, 2008, in Fillmore County District Court with two felony counts of criminal vehicular operation of a vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint, it is alleged that on June 27, 2008, Majerus was driving along County Road 25 north of Peterson when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving, rolling the vehicle. Two passengers in the vehicle were injured, with one being transported to the hospital by Rushford ambulance. A field sobriety test of Majerus reported a blood alcohol level of .093.

In addition to the felony charges, Majerus faces four misdemeanor counts including driving while under the influence.

Judge Robert Benson released Majerus on his own recognizance pending his next scheduled court appearance on November 24, 2008.

Felony Sentencing

• Kristofer Daniel Youngquist, 37, of Lanesboro, was sentenced on September 29, 2008, in District Court to five years probation after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance - marijuana. All other charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

According to court records, Youngquist admitted to growing marijuana at his residence in rural Lanesboro for his own personal use around October 2007.

Judge Robert Benson sentenced Youngquist to 366 days in prison, but stayed execution of sentencing for five years. Benson ordered Youngquist to serve a total of 365 days in the Fillmore County Jail in increments of 10 days each month, which would be waived each month if the defendant is compliant with the terms of his probation.

• Diane Elizabeth Dungy, 36, of Harmony, was sentenced on September 29, 2008, in District Court to five years probation, ordered to serve 30 days in jail and fined $1000 after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance - cocaine. All other charges were dismissed as part of a plea arrangement.

According to court documents, Dungy admitted to possessing .7 grams of cocaine discovered on November 2, 2006, in the execution of a search warrant of her residence by law enforcement officials.

Judge Robert Benson stayed imposition of sentencing for five years on the condition that Dungy comply with the terms of her probation and stay law abiding.

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