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Four sentenced on felony charges

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

Ryan Scott Lewis, 25, 1510 11th Ave. NE, No. 21, pleaded guilty to child neglect, a Class C felony.

Lewis was accused of willfully failing to provide proper parental control of a 1-year-old child on Oct. 31.

Judge Troy LeFevre sentenced Lewis to two days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for two days served. Lewis was placed on 18 months supervised probation and given an 18-month deferred imposition of sentence. He was ordered to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, complete 30 hours of community service and pay a $25 community service supervision fee, $200 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $100 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.

A Class C felony is punishable by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Individuals with a deferred imposition of sentence will have the charge or charges dismissed at the end of the deferred imposition if they have met the conditions of the sentence. If probation is successful, the crime may be deemed a misdemeanor.

Chanae Irene Thompson, 26, 924 15th St. NE, pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of personal identifying information, a Class C felony.

Thompson was accused of using the name and/or credit or debit card number of another person to obtain goods and services valued at less than $1,000 between April 30 and May 2.

Judge Mark Blumer sentenced Thompson to 10 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center. The jail time may be served as two days per month for five months.

Thompson was placed on two years supervised probation and given a two-year deferred imposition of sentence. Thompson was ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment, $25 victim-witness fee and $1,082 in restitution.

Ryan Lee Cuypers, 31, 405 7th Ave. SE, pleaded guilty to driving or operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor of drugs, a Class C felony.

Cuypers was accused of driving on a public road with a blood alcohol concentration greater than 0.08 percent on May 18. Cuypers has previous convictions of similar offenses in 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2014.

Judge Cherie Clark sentenced Cuypers to one year and one day in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for four days served. The court recommended placement at the Tompkins Rehabilitation and Corrections Center.

Cuypers was placed on two years supervised probation and ordered to participate in the 24/7 Sobriety Program. Cuypers was ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $2,000 fine/state and $25 victim-witness fee. The fine is reduced to a civil judgement.

Robert Brian Sommer, 33, 1530 6th Ave. SW No. 15, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony, two counts of possession of a drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, Class A misdemeanors, and possession of a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor.

Sommer was accused of possessing baggies and a pipe for use with methamphetamine, methamphetamine, syringes, scales and baggies for use with marijuana and marijuana on Nov. 3.

Judge Jay Schmitz sentenced Sommer to six days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for two days served. The remaining days may be served on weekends.

Schmitz placed Sommer on 18 months supervised probation and ordered him to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $200 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.

A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by one year in jail and a $3,000 fine. A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.