WALKER -- Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled Cass County Court must reset restitution ordered in a Crow Wing County case.
Robert Howard Wallace, 34, Pequot Lakes, was ordered May 3, 1999, to pay $9,623 restitution for items he took without permission from Watt Electronics of Jenkins after leaving employment there in 1998.
He pleaded guilty in 1998 to theft on a Crow Wing County case. A Cass County possession of stolen property charge was dismissed upon his plea to the Crow Wing County case.
Cass County Court set restitution below original purchase price reported at an April 8, 1999, Cass County Court hearing as $11,07.37, court records indicate.
Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the ordered restitution failed to reflect actual economic loss in two respects: depreciation incurred prior to the theft and actual prices at which the victim resold some of the recovered equipment.
The Appeals Court ordered Cass County Court to determine actual economic loss, with consideration for these factors.
A hearing date to determine actual economic loss has yet to be set.
The Appeals Court order is signed by Judge Robert H. Schumacher and notes this decision shall not set future precedent.
WALKER -- Rosalind Renee Hunt, 23, was arraigned March 23 in Cass County Court as the second person charged in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting Jan. 29 at Onigum east of Walker.
Hunt is charged with second-degree assault and drive by shooting, with liability for crimes of another.
She is accused of driving a vehicle from which shots allegedly first were fired at a house, then at two men, injuring both men in the face and causing serious eye injuries to one.
Hunt appeared before Judge John P. Smith. Bail was set at $20,000. Hunt is scheduled to make her first court appearance with her attorney April 3.
The complaint alleges shots were fired first at the Tracy Jackson residence in Onigum.
Two occupants of that house drove through Onigum to seek the license number of the shooter's vehicle, according to the complaint.
The complaint further alleges both men in the car from the victim's house were shot by occupant(s) of a vehicle they found parked in front of the Donna Hunt home and that they believed had earlier shot at the Jackson house.
An allegedly stolen 12-gauge shotgun was used in the alleged crime, according to the complaint.
On March 24, Richard James Littlewolf Jr., 18, Walker, an alleged back seat passenger in the car Hunt is accused of driving, was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, drive-by shooting and possession of stolen property in connection with this incident.
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