One person sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court

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

JSSP Felony Report

One person was sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.

Joseph Vijay Mills, 26, Jamestown, pleaded guilty to theft of property and issuing a check or draft without sufficient funds or credit, Class C felonies, and disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.

Mills was accused of using a previous employer’s credit/debit card to make a purchase of over $1,000 but less than $10,000 at a business in Jamestown and writing a check to a Jamestown business from a bank account that did not have sufficient funds from June 2 to about Sept. 10 and pointing a firearm at individuals on July 30.

Judge Cherie Clark sentenced Mills to 120 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for five days served. MIlls is allowed to serve the remainder of his time by electronic home monitoring by Aug. 7. Clark placed Mills on 18 months supervised probation and ordered him to have no contact with a certain individual. Clark also ordered Mills to pay a $35 indigent defense application fee, $2,430 in restitution and a $25 victim-witness fee.

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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