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Four people sentenced on felony charges

Four people were sentenced in Southeast District Court on felony charges. Larry Orvin Elton, no age listed, 1115 12th St. NE, Apt. 4, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both Class C feloni...

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

Larry Orvin Elton, no age listed, 1115 12th St. NE, Apt. 4, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both Class C felonies, and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) by a driver, a Class A misdemeanor.

Elton was accused of possessing methamphetamine; possessing with intent to use drug paraphernalia to manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, inject, ingest, inhale or analyze a controlled substance; and possessing less than a 1/2 ounce of marijuana while operating a motor vehicle. All the charges stemmed from a Feb. 22 incident.

Judge Thomas E. Merrick sentenced Elton to three days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center and given credit for three days already served. He was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and ordered to pay $800 criminal administration fees, $200 defense/facility administration fees, $50 indigent defense application fees and $125 victim-witness fees.

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 jail and a $1,000 fine.

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Douglas Eugene Fisher, 51, 610 14th Ave. SE, was found guilty of terrorizing, a Class C felony.

Fisher was accused of threatening to kill a Regional Child Support Enforcement employee, threatening to do physical harm to a sitting Southeast District Court judge and to harm or kill correctional officers at the Stutsman County Correctional Center on or about May 20, 2011.

Judge John Greenwood sentenced Fisher to one year of supervised probation. He also waived fees, including a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $25 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment fee and $25 victim/witness fee.

Adam Jordan Zimney, age unknown, 622 Sixth Ave. SE, was found guilty of aggravated assault, a Class C felony.

Zimney was accused of willfully causing serious bodily injury to another human being on or about Sept. 17, 2011.

Greenwood sentenced Zimney to one year in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with 343 days suspended and two days credit for time served.

Zimney was also sentenced to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $7,625 restitution and $25 victim/witness fee.

Leroy Deandrea McKee, 26, Ypsilanti, N.D., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony.

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McKee was accused of possessing more than one ounce of marijuana on Nov. 22, 2011.

Merrick sentenced McKee to 31 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for one day served. He was ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility fee, $25 indigent defense application fee, $150 indigent recoupment and $25 victim/witness fee. McKee is to complete a chemical dependency evaluation, not to use alcohol to excess and to not possess or own a firearm for two years.

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