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2 Jamestown residents ordered to pay $35,000 restitution

The 2 were among 4 people sentenced on cases in Southeast District Court.

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Two Jamestown residents were ordered to pay $35,000 restitution jointly in a case where money or funds and property were taken from others.

Dorothy Ray Rush, 34, and Loring Riel Sky Rush, 36, were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court. They were two of four individuals recently sentenced on felony charges in separate cases.

Dorothy Rush pleaded guilty to theft of property and unauthorized use of personal identifying information, Class B felonies, and false reports to law enforcement or other security officials, a Class A misdemeanor.

Rush was accused of taking and keeping money or funds and property belonging to someone with a value that exceeded $10,000 but was less than $50,000; using someone’s account number or any other numbers, documents or information that could be used to access another person’s financial records to obtain or attempt to obtain credit, money, goods or services with a value exceeding $1,000, and knowingly giving false information about a person’s missing debit card to a law enforcement officer between Dec. 17 and Jan. 28.

Judge Troy LeFevre sentenced Rush to 18 months in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for 25 days served. Rush was placed on three years supervised probation and ordered to pay a $650 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment, $35,000 restitution and a $25 victim-witness fee.

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A Class B felony is punishable by 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by 360 days in prison and a $3,000 fine.

Loring Rush pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal conspiracy, Class B felonies, and criminal attempt, a Class A misdemeanor.

Rush was accused of conspiring with Dorothy Rush to commit theft in regard to the funds of someone with a value that exceeded $10,000 but was less than $50,000; conspiring with Dorothy Rush to commit unauthorized use of personal identifying information of someone involving value exceeding $1,000, and attempting to burn paper containing personal identifying information of someone to protect Dorothy Rush from discovery, apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment between Dec. 17 and Jan. 28.

LeFevre sentenced Loring Rush to 18 months in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for 25 days served. Rush was placed on three years supervised probation and ordered to pay a $650 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment, $35,000 restitution and a $25 victim-witness fee.

Randy Allen Farthing, 54, Ellendale, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, a Class C felony, and two counts of theft of property, Class B misdemeanors.

Farthing was accused of entering someone’s vehicle without permission and taking a radio transmitter from someone’s vehicle and a garage door opener without authorization on Nov. 19.

Judge Cherie Clark sentenced Farthing to 26 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for 26 days served. Farthing was placed on 12 months supervised probation and ordered to undergo a diagnostic assessment for chemical dependency and mental health within 60 days and complete any recommended treatment within 180 days. Clark also ordered Farthing to have no contact with one of the victims.

A Class C felony is punishable by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days in prison and a $1,500 fine.

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Rodney Louis Williams, 42, Dickinson, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to unlawful entry into a vehicle-commit crime, a Class C felony.

Williams was accused of entering a vehicle without the use of force to commit a crime on Feb. 15.

Clark sentenced Williams to 22 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for 22 days served. Williams was placed on one year supervised probation and ordered to pay a $35 indigent defense application fee and a $25 victim-witness fee.

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