District Court

A Bemidji man has recently been sentenced to more than 12 years prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Derek D. Barnes, 27, was sentenced Oct. 29 to 60 months at the Minnesota Correctional Facility, St. Cloud, by District Judge Charles H. LeDuc in Koochiching County District Court for a felony charge of felon convicted crime of violence - firearm violation.

The prison time was stayed and he was ordered to serve eight months local confinement. He was placed on 15 years supervised probation and he must complete programming as directed at the Northeastern Regional Corrections Center.

Others sentenced

The following people have also recently been sentenced by LeDuc in Koochiching County District Court for felony or aggravated misdemeanor crimes. The information is provided to The Journal by court staff.

Zoe E. Anderson, 22, New Brighton, was sentenced Oct. 28 for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

She was given a stay of adjudication and placed on three years unsupervised probation. She was ordered to pay $750 court fees.

Kristy M. Holmestad, 34, International Falls, was sentenced Oct. 28 for felony third-degree possess 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin.

She was given a stay of imposition of sentence and placed on three years supervised probation. She was ordered to pay $100 fine and $75 court fees and must provide 40 hours of community work service. She was ordered to follow the recommendations of an evaluation and assessment and may not use alcohol or controlled substances. She must submit to random tests and searches and provide a DNA sample to the state. She may not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives and may not register to vote or vote until she is discharged from probation and her civil rights are fully restored.

Robert E. Perry, 53, International Falls, was sentenced Oct. 23 for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

He was given a stay of imposition of sentence and placed on three years probation. He was ordered to serve 30 days jail and pay $200 court fees. He may not use alcohol or controlled substances and may not enter bars or liquor stores. He must submit to random tests and searches and must follow the recommendations of an assessment and evaluation.

Christopher R. Bennett, 50, International Falls, was sentenced Oct. 28 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation - posing a risk to public safety.

He was given a stay of adjudication and placed on one year unsupervised probation. He was ordered to pay $575 court fees.

Megan L. Hell, 25, International Falls, was sentenced Oct. 28 for gross misdemeanor third-degree driving under the influence.

She was sentenced to one year jail and placed on two years probation. She was ordered to pay $3,000 fine and $950 court fees. All but 30 days and $1,200 was stayed on court conditions. She was ordered to provide 80 hours to the Sentencing to Serve program and ordered to follow the recommendations of an assessment and evaluation. She may not use alcohol or controlled substances and must submit to random tests and searches.

Shelby R. McDonald, 28, Fort Frances, Ontario, was sentenced Oct. 28 for gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process.

She was sentenced to one year jail and placed on three years unsupervised probation. She was ordered to pay $3,000 fine and $175 court fees. All but 30 days and $225 was stayed on court conditions. She was ordered to provide 40 hours to the Sentencing to Serve program and ordered to follow the recommendations of an assessment and evaluation. She may not use alcohol and must submit to random tests and searches.

Karl P. Spilde, 50, International Falls, was sentenced Oct. 28 for gross misdemeanor third-degree driving under the influence.

He was sentenced to one year jail and placed on two years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $3,000 fine and $850 court fees. All but $1,125 and 15 days were stayed on court conditions. He was ordered to provide 40 hours community work service and ordered to follow the recommendations of an assessment and evaluation. He may not use alcohol or controlled substances and must submit to random tests and searches.

Tina U. Pham, 26, Fort Frances, Ontario, was sentenced Oct. 28 for gross misdemeanor fifth-degree drugs - not small amount of marijuana.

She was given a stay of adjudication and placed on one year unsupervised probation. She was ordered to pay $500 court fees, may not use alcohol and must submit to random tests and searches.

Bradley D. Johnson, 70, Kelliher, was sentenced Oct. 29 for gross misdemeanor third-degree driving while impaired.

He was ordered to one year jail and $3,000 fine and $625 court fees. The jail time and all but $1,125 was stayed on court conditions and he was placed on three years unsupervised probation. He was ordered to follow the recommendations of an evaluation and assessment and may not use alcohol or controlled substances. He must submit to random tests and searches.

Angela M. Mastin, 44, International Falls, was sentenced Oct. 28 for gross misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

She was sentenced to one year jail and $3,000 fine and $1,050 court fees. All but 45 days and $1,400 was stayed and she was placed on three years supervised probation. She was ordered to follow the recommendations of an evaluation and may not use alcohol or controlled substances. She must submit to random tests and searches and may not enter bars or liquor stores. She must provide 80 hours to the Sentencing to Serve program.