District Court

Two men were recently sentenced in Koochiching County District Court to prison time for felony crimes.

Jacob B. Newell, 37, whose address is already listed as the Minnesota Correctional Facility, St. Cloud, was sentenced this week on a sex crime to 14 years prison.

Newell was sentenced by Judge Charles H. LeDuc Monday for felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct and ordered to serve 168 months at the facility. The sentence is to be served concurrently with another sentence.

The offense is reported to have occurred Jan. 1, 2011. Court reports show a guilty plea on June 11, 2019.

Two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct against Newell were dismissed.

Kyle R. Lussier, 32, Bemidji, was sentenced July 11 by LeDuc to 115 months, or 9.5 years, prison for felony first-degree possess 50 grams or more cocaine or methamphetamine.

The offense is reported to have occurred Jan. 12, 2018.

The prison time was stayed and he was placed on supervised probation for 10 years. He was ordered to pay $90 court fees, complete a program, and submit to random tests and searches. He may not register to vote or vote until he is discharged from probation and his civil rights are fully restored. He may not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives.

Gross misdemeanor

In addition, another man was also recently sentenced for an aggravated misdemeanor crime. The court information is provided to The Journal by court staff.

Bradley C. Nelson, 75, Kelliher, was sentenced July 15 by LeDuc for gross misdemeanor second-degree driving while impaired.

He was sentenced to one year jail and $3,130 fine and court fees. All but 20 days and $1,130 was stayed on court conditions and he was placed on three years supervised probation. He may serve the jail time under home electronic monitoring. He was ordered to complete an assessment and follow the recommendations of an evaluation. He may not use alcohol and must submit to random tests and searches.

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