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McLeod County District Court
Herald Journal, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022

State of Minnesota v. Andrew Jon Woodall - Andrew Woodall is a 34-year-old Lester Prairie, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of violation of a domestic abuse no contact order for an offense that occurred on or about May 2, 2022. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 60 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 10 days of community work service, comply with Vinland Center Program, have no use or possession of alcohol or non prescription drugs, and pay a surcharge of $85.00.
State of Minnesota v. Nicholas Robert Larsen - Nicholas Larsen is a 34-year-old Norwood-Young America, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of driving after cancellation after being deemed inimical to the public safety and one petty misdemeanor count of giving a peace officer a false name for an offense that occurred on or about October 19, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 45 days in the McLeod County Jail, and pay a fine and surcharge of $385.00.
State of Minnesota v. Thomas Lewis Swantek - Thomas Swantek is a 46-year-old Winsted, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of assault for an offense that occurred on or about February 18-19, 2022. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of four years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 90 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 40 hours of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a psychological evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, attend domestic abuse counseling/treatment, have no contact with the victim, and pay a fine and surcharge of $300.00. The issue of restitution is reserved for 90 days.
State of Minnesota v. Gregory John Steen - Gregory Steen is a 54-year-old Glencoe, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle for an offense that occurred on or about October 6, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 15 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 120 hours of sentence to service work, complete a chemical dependency and a mental health evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluations, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $285.00.
State of Minnesota v. Julie Ann Pederson - Julie Pederson is a 44-year-old St. Louis Park, Minnesota, woman who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of driving while impaired for an offense that occurred on or about April 28, 2022. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 30 days in the McLeod County Jail, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $225.00.
State of Minnesota v. Noah Kelly Hlavka - Noah Hlavka is a 27-year-old Duluth, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of driving under the influence of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about September 28, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of five years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 160 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 120 hours of community work service, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, attend a victim impact panel, participate in St. Louis County DWI Court, and pay a fine and surcharge of $185.00.
State of Minnesota v. Travis James Lamblin - Travis Lamblin is a 39-year-old Virginia, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of failure to register as a predatory offender for an offense that occurred on or about May – June of 2020. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court ordered the defendant to serve 27 months in prison.
State of Minnesota v. Jordan Lewis Florence Kidd - Jordan Florence Kidd is a 24-year-old Litchfield, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of assault for an offense that occurred on or about October 6, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the execution of 21 months in prison and placed the defendant on probation for a period of five years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 90 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 20 days of sentence to service work, complete a mental health evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, and pay a surcharge of $85.00.
State of Minnesota v. Benard Momanyi Onyancha - Benard Onyancha is a 44-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of giving a peace officer a false name/date of birth and one gross misdemeanor count of driving while impaired – refusal to test for an offense that occurred on or about February 25, 2022. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 30 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 30 days of electronic home monitoring, serve 30 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $285.00.
State of Minnesota v. Courtney Marie Frick - Courtney Frick is a 32-year-old Glencoe, Minnesota, woman who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of theft by wrongfully obtaining public assistance for an offense that occurred on or about May – December of 2018. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 3 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 15 days of sentence to service work/community work service, pay restitution in the amount of $5,572.52, and pay a fine and surcharge of $585.00.
State of Minnesota v. Patrick Preston Kueseke - Patrick Kuseke is a 23-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about July 30, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 15 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 15 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a comprehensive assessment, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, complete treatment, attend a post-secondary school, and pay a fine and surcharge of $285.00.
State of Minnesota v. Adam Michael Rindal - Adam Rindal is a 48-year-old Glencoe, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of obstructing legal process and one misdemeanor count of driving while impaired for an offense that occurred on or about December 17, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of five years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 60 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 15 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a comprehensive assessment, complete a mental health evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, write a letter of apology to law enforcement officers, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $185.00.
State of Minnesota v. Jesus Miguel Soliz - Jesus Soliz is a 21-year-old St. Paul, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about September 1, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the adjudication of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 4 days of sentence to service work, complete a comprehensive assessment and a mental health evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluations, have no use or possession of non-prescription drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $225.00.
State of Minnesota v. Joseph Adam Cooper - Joseph Cooper is a 42-year-old Maplewood, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about January 18, 2022. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 30 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 15 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a comprehensive assessment, follow the recommendations of the assessment, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $185.00.
State of Minnesota v. Daniel Thomas Hart - Daniel Hart is a 43-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, man who entered a plea of guilty to one misdemeanor count of selling alcohol to a person under 21 years of age for an offense that occurred on or about December 18, 2021. The Court placed the defendant on probation for a period of one year. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 16 hours of sentence to service work/community work service and pay a fine and surcharge of $585.00.
State of Minnesota v. Missty Lee Nelson - Missty Nelson is a 37-year-old Brownton, Minnesota, woman who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about October 31, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the adjudication of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 10 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 20 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a comprehensive assessment, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $225.00.
State of Minnesota v. Joshua Daniel Kable - Joshua Kable is a 39-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, man who entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of violation of an order for protection for an offense that occurred on or about July 15, 2021. The Court stayed the execution of 24 months in prison and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 160 days in the McLeod County Jail, continue treatment and comply with the mental health program, and pay a surcharge of $85.00.
State of Minnesota v. Brandon Thomas Rollins - Brandon Rollins is a 28-year-old Howard Lake, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of assault for an offense that occurred on or about May 26, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court ordered the defendant to serve 75 months in prison and pay a fine and surcharge of $485.00. The issue of restitution is reserved for 30 days.
State of Minnesota v. Anne-Marie LeClaire - Anne-Marie LeClaire is a 43-year-old Darwin, Minnesota, woman who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of driving while impaired for an offense that occurred on or about November 24, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 5 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 5 days of sentence to service work, serve 30 days of electronic home monitoring, complete a chemical dependency and a mental health evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluations, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $285.00.
State of Minnesota v. Christopher Tanner Tschudi - Christopher Tschudi is a 28-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance for an offense that occurred on or about December 12, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the adjudication of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 2 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 5 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a comprehensive assessment, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of non-prescription drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $115.00.
State of Minnesota v. Ronald Curtis Duckstad - Ronald Duckstad is a 49-year-old Robbinsdale, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of financial transaction card fraud for an offense that occurred on or about July 8 – 13, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 30 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 30 days of sentence to service work/community work service, pay restitution in the amount of $4,210.06, and pay a surcharge of $85.00.
State of Minnesota v. Matthew Donald Cooper - Matthew Cooper is a 37-year-old Brownton, Minnesota, man who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of domestic assault for an offense that occurred on or about August 7, 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 60 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 15 days of sentence to service work/community work service, continue with therapy, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, and pay a fine and surcharge of $285.00.
State of Minnesota v. Heather Lee Kuphal - Heather Kuphal is a 35-year-old Rockford, Minnesota, woman who previously appeared in District Court and entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of theft for offenses that occurred on or about February – April of 2021. The defendant appeared in District Court for sentencing. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of three years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 21 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 15 days of sentence to service work/community work service, pay restitution in the amount of $4,344.00, continue with therapy, and pay a surcharge of $85.00.
State of Minnesota v. Abby Elizabeth Hlavac - Abby Hlavac is a 26-year-old North Mankato, Minnesota, woman who entered a plea of guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of driving while impaired for an offense that occurred on or about June 6, 2022. The Court stayed the imposition of sentence and placed the defendant on probation for a period of two years. The conditions of probation are that the defendant serve 4 days in the McLeod County Jail, serve 10 days of sentence to service work/community work service, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $285.00.