WALKER -- Three men accused of shooting at two people in a tow truck at Cass Lake July 20 were arraigned in Cass County District Court on charges of felony drive-by shooting and second-degree assault.
Kristopher Lee Roybal, 20, Cass Lake; Carlos Ramone Sargent, 26, Cass Lake; and Wayne Michael Fisher, 20, Bemidji, appeared before Judge John P. Smith.
Sargent additionally is charged with felony felon in possession of a firearm. He was convicted in 1999 of felony second-degree assault and served a 55-month prison sentence for that offense.
The complaint against the men alleges they called over a tow truck driver and his passenger in Tract 33 adjacent to Cass Lake, then Sargent reportedly fired shots at the truck.
The complaint indicates the occupants of the truck were not injured, but the truck was damaged and three spent rounds from a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun were recovered from the scene.
Fisher and Roybal were arrested near the reported scene. Sargent was arrested at a house in a neighboring area and a 9 mm handgun and one bullet was reportedly recovered there. Sargent is accused of firing the shots, the complaint said.
Bail for Roybal and Fisher was set at $50,000 each. Bail for Sargent was set at $100,000. All three men are scheduled to make their next court appearance Aug. 5. In an unrelated case, Fisher was arraigned July 22 on felony second-degree controlled substance crime ( possession).
He reportedly was present in a Cass Lake house Aug. 24 when Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force served a warrant there and confiscated 20.4 grams of crack cocaine and $2,100 cash.
Fisher also was arraigned May 28 and received an increase in his bail to $10,000 July 22 on a felony second-degree assault charge. In that case, he is accused of breaking the window of a car occupied by a woman in Cass Lake March 17, then striking the woman with a bottle, injuring her face.
WALKER -- The former Cass County corrections officer accused of engaging in consensual sex with a female Cass County Jail inmate pleaded not guilty July 22 in Cass County District Court to felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
A pretrial hearing was set for Aug. 12.
Robert James Stoneking, 58, Longville, is accused of parking a county van behind a building and engaging in sex with a female prisoner Jan. 1 on a return trip from taking the prisoner to the Cass Lake Hospital to see a doctor.
Assault charge filed
WALKER -- A man driving a convertible car into Moondance Jam grounds east of Walker July 13 past the ticket checkpoint was arraigned in Cass County District Court on felony second-degree assault charges.
Alvin Wesley Wilson, 29, Deer River, is scheduled to appear again in court on Aug. 5 for an omnibus hearing.
The complaint against Wilson alleges after two security guards stopped him at the ticket checkpoint, another guard crossed in front of his vehicle to see why Wilson was being detained.
Wilson reportedly then accelerated his car, striking the third guard and knocking that guard onto the hood of his car. That guard managed to crawl over the windshield of the open convertible and into the occupant area of the car as the car continued to accelerate.
A fourth and fifth security guard then assisted the guard inside the car to stop Wilson and the vehicle, according to the complaint.
The guard struck by the vehicle was injured, the complaint said.
Cass County court
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
Kenneth John Johnson, 41, Motley, received a stay of adjudication of sentence for fifth-degree controlled substance crime (possession). He was ordered to serve 20 days jail, pay $1,000 cost of prosecution and placed on five years supervised probation.
Kenneth Lee Gentry, 23, Backus, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor transporting illegal big game to 120 days jail, fined $500 and placed on two years supervised probation.
Dallas Wesley Dombrowski, 24, Prior Lake, was sentenced for felony third-degree assault to 60 days jail or sentence to serve, fined $500, ordered to pay $4,217.51 restitution and placed on two years supervised probation.
Levi Sloan Benson, 20, Staples, was ordered to serve an additional 96 days jail for violating probation he is serving for two felony third-degree burglary convictions.
Larry Raymond Paschelke, 52, Pillager, was ordered to pay $751 restitution to the Minnesota Crime Reparations Board. He was convicted of gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Jamie Lee Wanless, 31, Aitkin, was ordered to serve an additional 20 days jail for violating probation he is serving for gross misdemeanor DWI. Probation was extended one year.
Patrick David Reinartz, Bemidji, formerly of Longville, was ordered to serve an additional 100 hours sentence to serve for violating probation he is serving for gross misdemeanor DWI.
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