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news Jamestown, 58401
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

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

Dennis Earl Hatch, 61, Wimbledon, pleaded guilty to theft of property, a Class B felony. A Class B felony is punishable by 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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Hatch was accused of taking a GPS base station valued at $25,000 on Oct. 3, 2012.

Judge Thomas Merrick sentenced Hatch to 18 months in prison with credit for 11 days already served. He was also sentenced to three years and six months of supervised probation and ordered to pay $1,000 restitution, $35 indigent defense application fee and $25 victim-witness fee. A $650 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee and a $325 indigent recoupment fee were waived.

Tad Eugene Thompson, 47, no address listed, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, a Class C felony, criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor, and simple assault-domestic violence, a Class A misdemeanor. A Class C felony is punishable by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by one year in prison and a $2,000 fine. A Class B misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Thompson was accused of remaining in a dwelling and refusing to leave when ordered, intentionally damaging property valued at less than $100 and willfully causing bodily injury to another person on May 6.

Judge John Greenwood sentenced Thompson to 18 months in prison with 18 months suspended. He was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation and prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm for two years.

In addition, Thompson was ordered to pay $30 restitution. A $725 criminal administration fee, $300 defense/facility administration fee, $70 indigent defense application fee, $400 indigent recoupment fee and $75 victim-witness fee were waived by the court.

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