Becker convicted of fleeing a peace officer and receiving stolen property

Kevin Joseph Becker, 25, Baxter, was convicted in Morrison County District Court Jan. 11, of one felony count of receiving stolen property, one felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and one gross misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Gross misdemeanor charges of refusing to submit to testing and giving a peace officer a false name were dismissed.

On July 19, 2011, a Morrison County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call concerning a possible drunk driver leaving Royalton and heading north towards Little Falls.

The deputy located the vehicle in Little Falls and began to follow it. The driver became evasive, took fast, sharp turns and drove through a stop sign and a red light.

The suspect vehicle eventually stopped and the driver fled on foot. The deputy located the man and placed him under arrest.

Deputies detected an odor of alcohol and noticed Becker had bloodshot watery eyes and that he was having a hard time standing.

The vehicle Becker was driving had been reported stolen in Crow Wing County earlier that day.

Becker was sentenced to 15 months in the Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, stayed for five years, and 150 days in jail and fined $135 for receiving stolen property.

He was sentenced to 13 months in the Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, stayed for three years, and fined $50 for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

He was fined $80 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

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