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Four sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court

A Class A felony is punishable by 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

JSSP Felony Report

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

Timothy Eugene Radtke, 46 or 47, pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony.

Radtke was accused of willfully engaging in a sexual act with a minor who was under the age of 15 from May 1 to June 21.

Judge Cherie Clark sentenced Radtke to 10 years in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for 125 days served. He was placed on five years supervised probation and ordered to register as a sex offender.

A Class A felony is punishable by 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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Jonathan Will Hoffmann, 34, Oakes, N.D., pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class C felony, theft of property and criminal mischief, Class A misdemeanors.

Hoffmann was accused of entering someone’s basement without permission or authorization with the intent of committing theft, taking tools and property valued between $500 and $1,000 and willfully damaging windows in someone’s house exceeding $100 on July 23.

Clark sentenced Hoffmann to three years in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for 61 days served concurrent with previous convictions. He was placed on 18 months supervised probation.

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

Randy Joseph Houle, 42, New Rockford, N.D., pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and possession of drug paraphernalia, Class C felonies, and false reports to law enforcement or other security officials, a Class A misdemeanor.

Houle was accused of inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily injury upon another with a knife, giving false information or a false report to a law enforcement officer and possessing items or drug paraphernalia used to introduce methamphetamine into the body with a previous conviction in 2019 on Sept. 2, 2020.

Judge Troy LeFevre sentenced Houle to five years in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with one year suspended and credit for 169 days served. He was placed on two years supervised probation and ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent application fee, $300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.

Trevor Daymion Ruddell, 21, Wahpeton, N.D., pleaded guilty to domestic violence-serious bodily injury, a Class C felony.

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Ruddell was accused of impeding the air flow to someone’s brain or lungs on July 11.

Clark sentenced Ruddell to nine days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for nine days served. He was placed on 18 months supervised probation and deferred imposition of sentence and ordered to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, 4300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.

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