Two sentenced on felony chargesTwo people were sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court.
By: By Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Two people were sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court.
Jeb Allen Bonsall, 35, St. Joseph, Minn., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class C felony, and driving with a suspended license, a Class A misdemeanor.
Bonsall was accused of driving a vehicle while he had a blood alcohol concentration of more than 0.08 on Aug. 25, 2011. The offense was his fifth DUI in seven years. He was also accused of driving under a suspended license on Aug. 25, 2011. This was his fourth such offense in five years.
Judge John Greenwood sentenced Bonsall to one year and one day in prison with four months and one day suspended and credit for 47 days already served. The time is to be served at the Stutsman County Correctional Center.
Greenwood ordered Bonsall to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense facility administration free, $1,500 fine, $325 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.
Bonsall was also sentenced to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and complete all recommended treatment within one year. He was ordered not to own or possess firearms or purchase or consume alcohol for a period of three years.
On the misdemeanor charge, Greenwood sentenced Bonsal to four days in the SCCC with credit for four days already served. He was also ordered to pay an additional $25 victim-witness fee.
A Class C felony is punishable by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a year in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Robert Wayne Nelson, 28, 228 Fifth Ave. SE, pleaded guilty to theft of property, a Class C felony.
Nelson was accused of taking a bass guitar and keyboard valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 without permission on or about April 17 and then pawning the instruments and keeping the proceeds.
Judge John Greenwood sentenced Nelson to two years deferred imposition of sentence and placed him on supervised probation. He is also prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm for two years.
In addition, Nelson was ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $300 restitution and $25 victim-witness fee.