By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent

 

Michael Alan Spilde, 49, of Battle Lake, will serve a prison term of seven years, two months, after pleading guilty to a felony charge of assault in the first degree and doing great bodily harm to another individual.

Spilde had originally been charged with attempted murder following a shooting incident in May 2016 near a bar in downtown Battle Lake. The victim, 28-year-old Philip Kaste, was seriously wounded but survived the incident.

Sentencing for Spilde took place May 5 in county court, Fergus Falls. Total fees for the defendant, including $5,462 for restitution, amounts to $5,597.

 

Stay of imposition for Underwood resident

Simon Michael Eugene Hoffbeck, 19, of Underwood, will have a felony sentence for burglary in the third degree reduced to a misdemeanor if he remains law abiding under supervised probation for five years.

The judge issued a stay of imposition on May 1 in county court, Fergus Falls. The original offense took place Oct. 19, 2016.

Local confinement in the county jail is 30 days with eight days credited for time already served. Hoffbeck reported to the jail facility on May 15.

Work release is part of the agreement. A chemical use assessment, random drug testing, and payment of restitution also is part of the court order. Hoffbeck is ordered to stay in contact with his probation officer, as directed.

 

Stay of adjudication for Erhard resident

Jordan Bennett Samuelson, 25, of Erhard, will have a felony charge of controlled substance in the fifth degree stricken from his record if he stays law abiding and completes five years of supervised probation.

The judge ordered a stay of adjudication on April 26 in county court, Fergus Falls. The original incident took place June 11, 2016.

Samuelson agreed to cooperate with periodic searches of his residence, vehicle, workplace and property. He is prohibited from use of firearms during his probationary period.

 

Pelican Rapids man’s sentence limited to local confinement

Joseph Daniel Anderson, 23, of Pelican Rapids, was sentenced May 15 following a felony burglary charge in the second degree.

A sentence of 23 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility is stayed, dependent on good behavior for 10 years. Anderson already has local jail credit of 77 days, which exceeds the local jail sentence from the judge.

The original offense took place Dec. 24, 2016.

Periodic searches of his residence and chemical use assessment also is part of the court order. He is responsible for payment of various fines related to his case.

 

Parkers Prairie woman sentenced

Sentenced May 1 in county court was 35-year-old Melissa Jo Titera of Parkers Prairie. She had been convicted of a felony of Traffic DWI and operating a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration of .08 within two hours.

The offense took place Nov. 2, 2016.

A 48-month sentence in the Shakopee Correctional Facility was stayed for seven years, dependent on good behavior.

Local confinement is 181 days with the defendant to be released to Project Turnabout upon completion of the jail sentence. A chemical assessment is also part of the sentencing guidelines.

Her supervised probation is seven years.

 

Stay of imposition for Battle Lake resident

Adam Matthew Trites, 37, of Battle Lake, will have a felony sentence for drugs procurement in the fifth degree and controlled substance possession reduced to a misdemeanor if he remains law abiding under supervised probation for 10 years.

The judge issued a stay of imposition on May 15 in county court, Fergus Falls. The original offense took place Aug. 4, 2014.

Local confinement is 43 days with credit for time served.

Sentencing guidelines also include completion of a chemical assessment, agreement to random searches and taking part in treatment programs. Trites also is responsible for payment of fines totaling $1,085.