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Three sentenced on felony charges

A Class AA felony is punishable by life in prison without parole.

JSSP Felony Report
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Three people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.

Kevin Thomas St. Claire, 39, Devils Lake, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition, a Class AA felony.

St. Claire was accused of sexually assaulting an individual on Jan. 1.

Judge Troy LeFevre sentenced St. Claire to 25 years in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with 20 years suspended and 191 days credit for time served. LeFevre placed St. Claire on five years supervised probation and ordered him to have no contact with the victim during incarceration and supervised probation. St. Claire was also ordered to pay a $900 criminal administration fee, a $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.

A Class AA felony is punishable by life in prison without parole.

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Tyler William James Fontaine, 26, Jamestown, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, Class C felonies, and two counts of driving while license/privilege is suspended or revoked, Class A misdemeanors.

Fontaine was accused of possessing methamphetamine and one or more pipes used with methamphetamine with a previous conviction in 2020 and driving while his operator’s license was suspended while having three or more prior driving under suspension wishing a five-year period on May 31 and possessing one or more pens and/or aluminum foil used with a controlled substance other than marijuana and driving while his operator’s license was suspended while having three or more prior driving under suspension within a five-year period on June 11.

LeFevere sentenced Fontaine to 16 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with 16 days credit for time served. Fontaine was placed on 24 months supervised probation and ordered to successfully complete the Stutsman/Barnes Drug Court Program.

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.

Jessica Nicole Johnson-Harris, 27, LaMoure, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to theft of property, a Class C felony, and criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor.

Johnson-Harris was accused of taking and/or illegitimately keeping items from a business valued at more than $1,000 but less than $10,000 and entering a business that she was previously trespassed from on March 3.

LeFevre sentenced Johnson-Harris to 60 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for one day served. Johnson-Harris was placed on supervised probation for 18 months and electronic home monitoring and work release are allowed. Johnson-Harris was ordered to pay a $35 indigent defense application fee and a $25 victim-witness fee.

A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days in prison and a $1,500 fine.

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