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Felony court cases for June 26

The following cases were among those heard during a recent felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. o Joy Vance, 47, of Bozeman, Montana, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, a Class...

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The Davison County Public Safety Center. (Republic file photo)

The following cases were among those heard during a recent felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.

• Joy Vance, 47, of Bozeman, Montana, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Sentenced to five years in prison with five years suspended and two years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $104 in court costs and $374.35 in prosecution costs.

• Demetrius Van Walleghen, 18, of Letcher, pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree burglary, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000, and grand theft of more than $5,000 and less than $100,000.01, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000; Sentencing scheduled for July 24.

• Tessa Claussen, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five years suspended for possession with intent to distribute one pound or more of marijuana, a Class 3 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $30,000, and possession of between one and 10 pounds of marijuana, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000; Credit for 83 days served; Must pay a fine of $1,250, $489.60 in prosecution costs, $104 in court costs and court-appointed attorney fees.

• Bryan Buck, 33, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to grand theft of more than $1,000 and less than or equal to $2,500, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and/or a fine of up to $4,000; Sentenced to two years in prison with two years suspended, two years probation and 11 days in jail with credit for one day served; Must pay a fine of $750, $384.80 in prosecution costs and $104 in court costs.

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• Leann Aker, 20, of Mitchell, was sentenced to three suspended five-year prison sentences, two concurrent and one consecutive to the others, for possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II and unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, both of which are Class 5 felonies which carry a maximum sentence of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Sentenced to four years probation and 21 days in jail with furlough to attend James Valley Drug Court; Must pay a $1,000 fine, $74 in prosecution costs, $104 in court costs and court-appointed attorney fees.

• Stephanie Pietz, 30, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum sentence of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Sentenced to three consecutive suspended five-year sentences and four years probation; Must pay $108 in prosecution costs, $104 in court costs and court-appointed attorney fees.

• Cassandra King, 25, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation following charges of ingestion of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum sentence of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Sentenced to five years in prison with five years suspended and three years probation; Must pay court-appointed attorney fees.

• Michael Goodbeau, 47, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation following charges of third-degree burglary and grand theft of more than $2,500 and less than $5,000.01, both of which are Class 5 felonies which carry a maximum sentence of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Sentenced to five years in prison with five years suspended.

• Harley Miller, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $30,000, and second-degree escape, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000.

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