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ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2017

JACKSON COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Sherry E. Haley
County Attorney

David E.J. Minaai


Assistant County Attorney

Mynet E. Anderson
Office Manager/Legal Secretary

Charlene L. Somnis
Legal Assistant

405 Fourth Street, Suite 2D


Jackson, MN 56143-1588
Phone: (507) 847-2850
FAX: (507) 824-2852

Dated: ____________________ ______________________________


Sherry E. Haley
2017 FELONY
ADULT CRIMINAL CHARGES

Aggravated Tampering with a Witness................................................ 1

Aid & Advise Burglary in the Second Degree....................................... 3

Aid & Advise Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult....................... 2

Aid & Advise Possession of Substances to


Manufacture Methamphetamine................................................ 3

Assault in the Four Degree – Police Officer.......................................... 1

Assault in the Second Degree with a Dangerous Weapon................... 7

Assault in the Third Degree................................................................. 2

Assault in the Third Degree – Substantial Bodily Harm........................ 1

Burglary in the Second Degree............................................................ 2

Burglary in the Third Degree............................................................... 5

Check Forgery...................................................................................... 1

Contraband Articles Forbidden............................................................ 1

Controlled Substance Crime in the Second Degree............................. 1

Controlled Substance Crime in the Third Degree................................. 1

Controlled Substance Crime in the Third Degree – School Zone.......... 1

Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree ................................. 10

Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree – Subsequent............ 1

Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree.................................. 1

Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree – Attempted.............. 1

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Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree...................................... 5

Criminal Vehicular Operation............................................................... 1

Driving While Impaired – First Degree.................................................. 1

Driving While Impaired – First Degree with Alcohol Content 0.08 or


More within 2 Hours................................................................... 1

Domestic Assault – Felony................................................................... 5

Domestic Assault by Strangulation...................................................... 5

Electronic Solicitation of Children to Engage in Sexual Conduct.......... 2

Embezzlement of Public Funds............................................................ 1

Failure to Register as POR.................................................................... 4

Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult............................................ 1

Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle........................................... 3

Issuance of Dishonored Check............................................................. 2

Malicious Punishment of Child............................................................. 1

Negligent Fire Resulting in Property Damage...................................... 1

Possession of Stolen Property.............................................................. 5

Receiving Stolen Property.................................................................... 1

Theft ................................................................................................... 6

Theft of a Motor Vehicle....................................................................... 1

Threats of Violence.............................................................................. 8

Violation of DANCO.............................................................................. 1

Violation of OFP................................................................................... 1

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TOTAL NUMBER OF FELONY COUNTS CHARGED IN 2017..................... 100

Total Number of Males Charged in 2017.............................................. 51

Total Number of Females Charged in 2017.......................................... 18

Persons with Multiple Charges in 2017....................................... 39

Extradition Complaints........................................................................ 7

Cases turned down for charges........................................................... 14

Pre-Charging Diversions....................................................................... 0

Pre-Trial Dismissals.............................................................................. 2

Forfeiture Files..................................................................................... 5

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2017 GROSS MISDEMEANOR
ADULT CRIMINAL CHARGES

Check Forgery...................................................................................... 2

Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree.................................. 4

Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fifth Degree....................................... 1

Criminal Damage to Property in the Third Degree............................... 1

Driving After Cancellation – Inimical to Public Safety.......................... 5

Driving While Impaired Second Degree – Test Refusal......................... 1

Driving While Impaired – Second Degree............................................. 4

Driving While Impaired – Second Degree with Alcohol Content 0.08 or


More within 2 Hours................................................................... 3

Driving While Impaired Third Degree – Test Refusal............................ 1

Driving While Impaired – Third Degree................................................ 14

Driving While Impaired – Third Degree with Alcohol Content 0.08 or


More within 2 Hours................................................................... 8

Identity Theft....................................................................................... 1

Interference with an Emergency Call................................................... 1

Intent to Escape Tax............................................................................ 2

Malicious Punishment of a Child.......................................................... 2

Neglect or Endangerment of Child....................................................... 4

Obstruction with Force......................................................................... 1

Provide Name of Another to Peace Officer........................................... 1

Stalking................................................................................................ 2

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Unauthorized Use of Electronic Incapacitation Device......................... 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF GROSS MISDEMEANOR COUNTS


CHARGED IN 2017...................................................................... 59

Total Number of Males Charged in 2017.............................................. 29

Total Number of Females Charged in 2017.......................................... 15

Persons with Multiple Charges in 2017....................................... 28

Cases turned down for charges........................................................... 10

Referral to City Prosecutor for charges................................................ 1

Pre-Charging Diversions....................................................................... 0

Pre-Trial Dismissal................................................................................ 0

Forfeiture Files..................................................................................... 2

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2017 MISDEMEANOR
ADULT CRIMINAL CHARGES

Aid & Advise Trespass.......................................................................... 1

Assault in the Fifth Degree................................................................... 2

Careless Driving................................................................................... 1

CFR Violation – Out of Service Order................................................... 1

Domestic Assault................................................................................. 10

Driving After Cancellation.................................................................... 1

Driving After Revocation...................................................................... 7

Driving After Suspension..................................................................... 5

Driving While Impaired – Fourth Degree.............................................. 8

Driving While Impaired – Fourth Degree with Alcohol Content 0.08 or


More within 2 Hours................................................................... 6

Fail to Deliver Title (Notify State of Sale)............................................. 1

Failure to Drive with Due Care............................................................. 2

Failure to Register Dangerous Dog...................................................... 1

Failure to Register Turkey w/DNR......................................................... 1

False Information to Peace Officer....................................................... 1

Fleeing Peace Officer on Foot.............................................................. 2

Hunting – Transportation of Firearms................................................... 1

Implement of Husbandry – Operate or Tow on interstate.................... 2

Issuance of Dishonored Check............................................................. 1

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Limited License Violation..................................................................... 1

Underage Consumption....................................................................... 1

No Minnesota Driver’s License............................................................. 7

No Proof of Insurance........................................................................... 9

Open Bottle.......................................................................................... 4

Possession of Dangerous Weapon....................................................... 1

Possession of Marijuana in Motor Vehicle............................................ 2

Speed – Endanger Life or Property...................................................... 9

Theft ................................................................................................... 1

Trespass............................................................................................... 4

Violation of Order for Protection.......................................................... 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF MISDEMEANOR COUNTS CHARGED IN 2017......... 94

Total Number of Males Charged in 2012.............................................. 55

Total Number of Females Charged in 2017.......................................... 17

Persons with Multiple Charges in 2017....................................... 38

Cases turned down for charges........................................................... 2

Pre-Charging Diversions....................................................................... 6

Pre-Trial Dismissals.............................................................................. 4

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2017 PETTY MISDEMEANOR
ADULT CRIMINAL CHARGES

Drive Wrong Way on One Way Street.................................................. 1

Expired Registration............................................................................ 1

Failure to Dim Headlights..................................................................... 1

Failure to Yield..................................................................................... 1

No Motorcycle Endorsement................................................................ 1

No Seatbelt.......................................................................................... 1

Passing too close................................................................................. 1

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia........................................................ 1

Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana............................................ 2

Speed...................................................................................................
16

Texting/Use of Electronic Device.......................................................... 1

Window Tint......................................................................................... 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF PETTY MISDEMEANOR COUNTS


CHARGED IN 2017...................................................................... 28

Total Number of Males Charged in 2017.............................................. 19

Total Number of Females Charged in 2017.......................................... 10

Persons with Multiple Charges in 2017....................................... 8

Pre-Trial Dismissals.............................................................................. 1

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2017 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY ADJUDICATIONS

Aid & Advise Burglary in the Second Degree....................................... 3

Assault in the Third Degree................................................................. 1

Assault in the Fifth Degree................................................................... 1

Careless Driving................................................................................... 1

Criminal Damage to Property in the Fourth Degree............................. 4

Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree.................................. 1

Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fifth Degree....................................... 1

Curfew................................................................................................. 3

Disorderly Conduct.............................................................................. 2

Domestic Assault................................................................................. 1

Driving after Suspension...................................................................... 1

Driving Wrong Way on One Way Street................................................ 1

Failure to Stop at Stop Sign................................................................. 1

Fleeing a Peace Officer in Motor Vehicle.............................................. 2

Fleeing a Peace Officer by Means other than MV................................. 1

Instruction Permit Violation.................................................................. 1

Minor Consumption.............................................................................. 2

No Minnesota Driver’s License............................................................. 5

No Driver’s License in Possession........................................................ 1

No Proof of Insurance........................................................................... 1

No Seatbelt.......................................................................................... 1

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Open Bottle.......................................................................................... 1

Person under 18 Possess/Use Tear Gas Compound.............................. 1

Possession of Alcohol........................................................................... 3

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia........................................................ 5

Possession of Fireworks....................................................................... 2

Possession of more than 1.4 grams of Marijuana in MV....................... 2

Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana............................................ 9

Possession of Tobacco.......................................................................... 3

Speed – Endanger Life or Property...................................................... 1

Trespass............................................................................................... 4

Violation of Provisional License............................................................ 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCIES


CHARGED IN 2017...................................................................... 67

Total Number of Males Charged in 2017.............................................. 41

Total Number of Females Charged in 2017.......................................... 12

Persons with Multiple Charges in 2017....................................... 13

Disposition Transferred from Another County...................................... 6

Diversion Request sent Directly to Court Services............................... 1

Cases turned down for charges........................................................... 7

Pre-Charging Diversions....................................................................... 0

Pre-Trial Dismissals.............................................................................. 1

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2017 CONFLICT CASES (In)
State v. Kevin Michael Luebben – from City of Lakefield
State v. Renee Lynn Harnack – from Cottonwood County

2017 CONFLICT CASES (Out)

2017 APPEALS TO MINNESOTA COURT OF APPEALS


Craig Anderson, Petitioner, In Re the Estate of
Leslie R. Anderson, Deceased and In Re the Estate of Donna Mae
Anderson, Deceased.

2017 DWI PENALTY ASSESSMENT –


COURT ORDERED IN 2017

State of Minnesota v. Ryan Scott Eggestein (F16-050)...................1,000.00


State of Minnesota v. Franscio Javier Roman (GM17-024)...............1,000.00
State of Minnesota v. Jacob Loyal Sydnes (GM17-028)...................1,000.00
State of Minnesota v. Samantha Rose Arneson (GM17-005)...........1,000.00
State of Minnesota v. Sara Suzanne Iverson (GM17-030)...............1,000.00

Total.......................................................................................$ 5,000.00

2017 RESTITUTION –

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COURT ORDERED IN 2017

State of Minnesota v. Travis Sterling Johnson (F15-060)...................... 499.18

Co-Defendant with (F15-061 & JV15-090) Joint & Several only with F15-061
State of Minnesota v. Chayton Takoda Quail (F15-061)....................... 499.18

Co-Defendant with (F15-060 & JV15-090) Joint & Several only with F15-060
State of Minnesota v. Jacob James Boe (F16-042)................................1,917.07
Co-Defendant with (F16-043) Joint & Several
State of Minnesota v. Glavin Lee Earl Nelson (F16-043)......................1,917.07
Co-Defendant with (F16-042) Joint & Several
State of Minnesota v. Brad Allen Mayefske (F16-056)......................... 150.00
State of Minnesota v. Kent Alfred-Taylor Beckett (F17-022)................. 412.41
State of Minnesota v. Logan Joseph Stammer (F17-028).....................9,713.98
Co-Defendant with (F17-027) Joint & Several
State of Minnesota v. Ashley Ruth Gustafson (F17-027)......................9,713.98
Co-Defendant with (F17-028) Joint & Several
State of Minnesota v. Ashley Ruth Gustafson (F17-031)......................1,100.00
State of Minnesota v. Dannette Marie Fanning (M17-064)................... 55.00
In the Matter of the Welfare of: D.C.M.A. (JV17-007)........................... 388.00
Co-Defendant with (JV17-006 & JV17-005) Joint & Several
In the Matter of the Welfare of: J.N.R. (JV17-006)................................ 388.00
Co-Defendant with (JV17-005 & JV17-007) Joint & Several
In the Matter of the Welfare of: R.A.H. (JV17-005).............................. 388.00
Co-Defendant with (JV17-006 & JV17-007) Joint & Several

Total .......................................................................................... $
14,235.64

2017 FORFEITURES –
COLLECTED IN 2017
County Attorney Portion

State v. John Paul Spillman 32-CR-16-24 (F16-010)............................. 496.55

State v. Dean Richard Koep 32-CR-16-55 (F16-017)............................ 214.00


State v. Michael Howard Braman 32-CR-16-87 (GM16-022)................ 30.00

Total ..........................................................................................$ 740.55

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BILLABLE HOURS

January IV-D – DVHHS Child Support............................................... $ 338.10


February IV-D – DVHHS Child Support............................................. 200.55
March IV-D – DVHHS Child Support................................................. 331.80
April IV-D – DVHHS Child Support.................................................... 498.75
May IV-D – DVHHS Child Support.................................................... 192.15
June IV-D – DVHHS Child Support.................................................... 255.15
July IV-D – DVHHS Child Support..................................................... 192.85
August IV-D – DVHHS Child Support................................................ 454.44
September IV-D – DVHHS Child Support......................................... 235.20
October IV-D – DVHHS Child Support.............................................. 478.26
November IV-D – DVHHS Child Support.......................................... 341.25
December IV-D – DVHHS Child Support........................................... 367.50

Total.......................................................................................
$3,886.00

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SOCIAL SERVICES MISCELLANEOUS

Child(ren) in need of Protection or Services (CHIPS)


Protection/Services..................................................................... 6
Runaway..................................................................................... 5
Truancy....................................................................................... 16
Truancy Diversion....................................................................... 6
Truancy Transferred from another County.................................. 0
No Action Required/Declined...................................................... 3
260D Voluntary Placement......................................................... 2
Total Number of Child(ren) in need of Protection or Services (CHIPS). 38

Permanency
Permanent Transfer of Custody Petition..................................... 4
Number of Parents................................................................. 6
Number of Children............................................................... 5

Termination of Parental Rights Petition....................................... 2


Number of Parents................................................................. 4
Number of Children............................................................... 2

Total Number of Permanency Petitions................................................ 5


Total Number of Parents....................................................................... 10
Total Number of Children..................................................................... 7

Adoption Petition........................................................................ 3
Number of Children............................................................... 5
Motions on Past Permanency Petitions............................................ 2

Administrative Social Services Appeals............................................... 0

Commitments...................................................................................... 5

Child Support – District Court Contempt Files...................................... 4


Child Support misc. issues......................................................... 0

Guardianships/Conservatorships......................................................... 5

FMJ ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE COURT (ASAC) OR


SPECIALTY COURT

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New Participants.................................................................................. 1
Males.......................................................................................... 0
Females...................................................................................... 1
Graduates................................................................................... 0
Unsuccessful Terminations from ASAC....................................... 1
Participants who reside in JC- referred from other jurisd. ……………
1

CORNERSTONE ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE


OR SPECIALTY COURT

New Participants.................................................................................. 0
Males.......................................................................................... 0
Females...................................................................................... 0
Graduates................................................................................... 4
Unsuccessful Terminations from Cornerstone............................ 0
Participants who reside in JC- referred from other jurisd. ……………
4

FMJ FAMILY DEPENDENCY TREATMENT COURT


(FDTC)

New Participants.................................................................................. 0
Males.......................................................................................... 0
Females...................................................................................... 0
Graduates................................................................................... 0
Unsuccessful Terminations from FDTC........................................ 0

VETERANS COURT

New Participants.................................................................................. 1
Males.......................................................................................... 2
Females...................................................................................... 0
Graduates................................................................................... 0
Unsuccessful Terminations......................................................... 0

2017 TOBACCO ORDINANCE COMPLIANCE

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Administrative Fines
Individual............................................................................... $ 0.00
Business................................................................................ 0.00

Criminal Charges............................................................................. 0
Pre-Charging Diversion.......................................................... 0

2017 ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE

Administrative Fines
Individual............................................................................... $ 0.00
Business................................................................................ 0.00

Criminal Charges............................................................................. 0

2017 CIVIL

Mortgage Satisfaction 1 Real Estate Tax Law Suit


1
Unemployment Issue 2 Felon Name Change 1
Expungement 1 Repair/Restore Courthouse 1
Civil Litigations or threatened
Litigations v. County
Departments/Employees 3

TRACKED CONTRACT REVIEWS

Highway Department 2 Engineer/Parks 4


Sheriff’s Office 1 STS Contract w/State of MN 1
Assessor 1 Commissioners/Coordinator 3
Revolving Loan Fund 1 IS/IT 1
Septic Liens 10 Library 1
Planning/Zoning/Land Mgmt 2 Conditional Use Permits 5
Fairgrounds Lease Agmts 1 Fair Board 1
County Attorney 1
Library 1

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OTHER LEGAL ADVICE PROJECTS

Other Legal Advice Projects 13

Data Request(s) 6

TRAINING CLASSES CONDUCTED

County/City Departments Community


School/Student Presentations 9 Mandated Reporting 1

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MULTI-YEAR COMPARISONS
2015 2016 2017

Felony.................................................................................... 78 51 100

Gross Misdemeanor............................................................... 44 58 59

Misdemeanor and Petty Misdemeanor.................................. 142 107 122

Juvenile Delinquents.............................................................. 74 42 67

Appeals.................................................................................. 0 0 1

Department of Human Services


Children in Need of Protection or Services............................ 53 60 38
......................................................Protection/Services 8 17
6
Runaway...................................................................... 3 4 5
Truancy........................................................................ 29 27 16
 
Truancy Diversion......................................................... 6
 
Truancy from another County....................................... 0
No Action Required/Declined........................................ 8 2 3
260D Voluntary Placement........................................... 2 2 2
Permanent Transfer of Custody.................................... 1 7 4
Termination of Parental Rights..................................... 1 4 2
Adoption Petitions........................................................ 1 1 3

Des Moines Valley Health and


Human Services Licensing Appeals.............................. 0 2 0

Commitments........................................................................ 6 10 5

Guardianships/Conservatorships........................................... 3 1 5

Tracked Contracts.................................................................. 92 47* 36*


Tracked Other Legal Advice/Projects...................................... 33 21* 13*

Trainings ........................................................................... 23 11 10


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