Three people sentenced on felony chargesThree people were sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Three people were sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court.
Mitchell James Harty, 29, Fargo, pleaded guilty to theft of property, a Class C felony.
Harty was accused of taking four firearms valued in excess of $500 from another individual on or about Aug. 1, 2010.
Judge Thomas E. Merrick sentenced Harty to two years of supervised probation along with a two-year deferred imposition of sentence. He is to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $25 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment, $600 restitution and $25 victim-witness fee.
A Class C felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Brian Skyler Weir, 22, Carrington, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault-domestic violence and felonious restraint, Class C felonies; and interference with telephone during emergency calls, a Class A misdemeanor.
Weir was accused of willfully causing serious bodily injury to family member by impeding the air flow to the brain or lungs on the first count; preventing the person from leaving the apartment on the second count; and damaging the telephone or telephone line so as to interfere with an emergency call on the third, all on or about June 17.
Judge John T. Paulson sentenced Weir to one year in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with 320 days suspended and credit for 14 days served. He also received a three-year deferred imposition of sentence as well as three years supervised probation.
In addition, Weir was ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility fee, $25 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.
A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Benjamin Joseph Nordick, 25, 404 Fourth Ave. SE, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia for substances, a Class C felony. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor.
Nordick was accused of possessing drug paraphernalia and less than one-half an ounce of marijuana on or about March 12.
Merrick sentenced Nordick to 90 days at the Stutsman County Corrections Center with credit for 90 days served on the felony charge. He is to pay a $100 defense/facility administration fee, $25 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee. He is to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, not to possess or own firearms and serve supervised probation for two years.
The two misdemeanor charges were combined for sentencing. Nordick was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 30 days already served. He was also ordered to pay a $200 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee and $25 victim-witness fee.
A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.