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Fillmore County District Court - Felony Sentencing


Fri, Jul 18th, 2008
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Felony Sentencing

• Troy Alan Bothun, 22, of St. Charles, was sentenced to 15 years probation after pleading guilty in Fillmore County District Court on July 14, 2008, to felony possession of methamphetamine, a controlled substance. All other charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

According to court documents, Bothun admitted to selling more than three grams of methamphetamine to an informant working with the Southeast Minnesota Narcotics Task Force in Chatfield on June 21, 2007.

Judge Robert Benson sentenced Bothun to 21 months in prison, but stayed execution of sentencing for 15 years. In addition to probation, Bothun was sentenced to 60 days in jail, ordered to pay a $3000 fine as well as $400 restitution for court costs and $750 to the Public Defenders Fund.

Bothun was represented by Attorney Fred Suhler, Jr.

• Anton Nicholas Semmen, 29, of Lanesboro, was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty in District Court on July 14, 2008, to fleeing a police officer, a felony. He also pled guilty to driving while under the influence, a gross misdemeanor. All other charges were dismissed.

According to court records, Semmen admitted that he fled police officers on April 5, 2008, in Lanesboro after they attempted to stop his vehicle for a traffic violation. Semmen sped away in his car, eventually crashing the vehicle.

Judge Robert Benson sentenced Semmen to 366 days in prison, but stayed execution of sentencing for three years. In additon, Benson ordered Semmen to serve 30 days in jail and fined him $1000.

For the driving while under the influence charge, Benson ordered Semmen to pay an additional $900 in fines and serve 30 days in jail.

Semmen was represented in court by Attorney Dennis Rutgers.

Felony Charges

• Elise Marie Lowers, 39, of Stacyville, Iowa, was charged in District Court on Monday, July 14, 2008 with burglary, a felony, as well as theft of property, a misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint, it is alleged that Lowers took items from a burned out house on Highway 44 on or around February 3, 2008. This included tools as well as collector toys.

Judge Benson released Lowers on her own recognizance pending her next scheduled court appearance on August 4, 2008.

• Jamie Rubio aka Gonzales, 44, of Spring Valley, was charged in District Court on Monday, July 14, 2008 with possession of a controlled substance, a felony. She is also charged with three counts of possession of a prohibited drug as well as theft, all misdemeanors.

According to court records, it is alleged that Rubio took prescription drugs belonging to customers staying at a Spring Valley motel in February 2008.

Following a series of thefts from customer's rooms, a surveilance camera was installed that captured Rubio stealing drugs from a room during a sting operation.

Judge Robert Benson released Rubio on her own recognizance pending her next court appearance on July 21, 2008.

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