Probation violation sends Jerry Cochran to prison

On Wednesday, in Morrison County District Court, Jerry Alan Cochran, Little Falls, was ordered to serve 12 months and one day in prison for controlled substance in the fifth degree and 365 days in jail for two gross misdemeanor DUIs. Cochran had been placed on probation Jan. 2.

Cochran was arrested by Minnetonka Police on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, March 20, just before 9 a.m. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testing revealed a presence of Oxycodone, Oxymorphone and methamphetamine. A felony DUI complaint is expected to be filed this week in Hennepin County. Cochran admitted using those drugs in the Wednesday hearing in Morrison County District Court. Cochran had been ordered to abstain from narcotics as part of his Morrison County probation.

Cochran’s attorney, Tony Notermann, argued that Cochran should get another chance at probation while Assistant Morrison County Attorneys Todd Kosovich and Mike Chisum argued that Cochran’s sentences be executed. Judge Douglas P. Anderson agreed with the state and executed the sentences.