Court Report 8/15/13

Baytown man faces terroristic threat charge

A Baytown Township man made his initial appearance in 10th Judicial District court on terroristic threat chargess in connectio with an Aug. 1 incident.

A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a Baytown Township residence in response to a call about an unwanted male, identified in court documents as Jon Christopher Aronson.

Complaint reports said the deputy spoke with the victim, who said she got in an altercation with her boyfriend that allegedly started over how cruel it is to kill pigs for their meat.

The victim said their discussion escalated later that evening when the victim and Aronson went to their bedroom and Aronson allegedly hit the victim and then threatened to kill her, then started breaking items in the house, according to the report.

The report added that the victim told the deputy she was afraid Aronson would beat or smother her.

Inmate sentenced in prison assault

A Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights inmate had 15 months added to his sentence after being convicted of second-degree assault.

Court documents state that the inmate, identified as Ernesto Martin Sanchez, was found guilty of assaulting another inmate while two were returning to the living area from the recreation area. Sanchez stabbed the victim at least 20 times with a knife-like weapon fashioned out of a toothbrush.

The entire assault was captured on prison surveillance video.

Man convicted in damage case

A Stillwater man was fined and given three years of probation after being convicted of damage to property.

The man, identified in court documents as Daniel Paul Johnson, was accused of breaking a window at Greenbrier Apartments Oct. 3. A woman reported hearing breaking glass above her apartment and described the suspect was a man dressed in all black with black hair.

Arriving Oak Park Heights Police officers found Johnson bleeding profusely from numerous lacerations to his arm. He appeared intoxicated and and a subsequent Breathalyzer test showed a .188 BAC.

He admitted to officers that he broke windows and a fire extinguisher glass cover because he was angry with a friend. Total estimated damage is $3,384.

Johnson must serve 30 days in jail with credit for one day served. He was fined $50 fine plus surcharges and fees, instructed not use drugs or alcohol, submit to random drug testing and complete a domestic abuse program within 60 days.

Pot find leads to man’s conviction

A Mahtomedi man was convicted of fifth-degree drug charges in connection with a Sept. 29, 2012, incident.

The man is identified in court documents as Daniel James Pund. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies contacted Pund and another renter after complaints of a loud party. Court documents state that the garage smelled like burnt marijuana. Drug paraphernalia was found along with a substance that looked like marijuana and had a total weight of 53.91 grams.

Pund was sentenced to three years probation, no use of drugs or alcohol and he must submit to random testing. Pund also must complete a chemical dependency evaluation within 30 days and a mental health evaluation within 60 days and follow reccommendations.

Expired registration leads to conviction

A Stillwater man was sentenced to 42 months in jail with 7 years stayed and a variety of conditions after he was convicted of first-degree DWI in 10th Judicial District Court.

The man, identified in court documents as David Scott Hutchinson, was convicted of the charges in connection with a Dec. 8, 2011, incident. An Oak Park Heights Police officer traveling on Minnesota 95 observed a vehicle with a Montana license plate the officer knew had an expired registration as it drove towards Osgood Avenue.

Court documents said Hutchinson, the driver of the car, eventually pulled into the Walgreens parking lot. When the officer spoke with Hutchinson, he smelled alcohol and Hutchinson’s eyes were watery and bloodshot. Hutchinson also failed sobriety tests.
After calling for and attorney, Hutchinson refused to submit to an Intoxilizer 5000 test. Hutchinson has several license revocations in Wisconsin in January 2009 and in February 2011 for implied consent refusal.

Hutchinson must serve 180 days and in-custody sentence-to-service, 30 days served with the reaminder on staggered sentence, 30 days electric home monitoring and attend various programs and attend AA meetings for a year.

compiled by Avery Cropp–avery.cropp@ecm-inc.com

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