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Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

Four people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.

Cody James Deese, 22, North Dakota Department of Corrections, pleaded guilty to 12 charges.

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Deese was accused of one count of criminal conspiracy to commit forgery for planning to forge checks with an aggregate value of more than $500, three counts of criminal conspiracy to commit theft for planning a theft of property valued at more than $500, one count of forgery involving checks with an aggregate value of more than $500 and three counts of theft of property valued at more than $500, all Class A misdemeanors.

Deese was also charged with criminal conspiracy to commit theft of property valued more than $1,000 and theft of property valued at more than $1,000 from a Jamestown retailer. Both charges are Class C felonies. The offenses allegedly occurred between Nov. 20, 2013, and Jan. 10.

Judge Thomas Merrick sentenced Deese to 13 months in the North Dakota State Penitentiary and to two years supervised probation.

He was also ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administ- ration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee and $100 victim-witness fee.

A Class C felony is punishable by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by one year in prison and a $3,000 fine.

Austin Michael Muck, 21, North Dakota State Penitentiary, pleaded guilty to three charges.

Muck was accused of possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, on May 21.

Merrick sentenced Muck to one year and one day in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for eight days served on the felony charge, 12 months in prison on the possession of drug paraphernalia charge and 30 days in prison on the possession of marijuana charge. All sentences are to be served concurrently.

Muck was sentenced to two years supervised probation and ordered not to own or possess firearms for two years.

He was ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.

A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.

Breona Amber Oretta, 29, 112 Sunnyside Trailer Court, pleaded guilty to simple assault.

Oretta was accused of striking and causing bodily injury to a Jamestown Police Department officer on Jan. 25. The charge was a Class C felony.

Judge John Greenwood sentenced Oretta to a two-year deferred imposition of sentence and prohibited her from possessing or owning firearms for two years. She was sentenced to 45 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for 15 days served. She was allowed work/school release and electronic monitoring for the week of July 10 through July 17.

Oretta was ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/ facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.

Jordan Aaron Smith, 18, 518 9th Ave. SE, pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition.

Smith was accused of engaging in a sexual act with a minor under the age of 15 between Oct. 23, 2013, and Nov. 5, 2013. The charge was a Class A felony.

Smith was sentenced by Merrick to one year and one day in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for 127 days served and 259 days suspended.

Smith was sentenced to five years supervised probation, is required to register as a sex offender and is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm for five years.

Smith was ordered to pay a $900 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/ facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.

A Class A felony is punishable by 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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