On April 30, Morrison County District Courts convicted Jason Ray Goebel, 24, Little Falls, and Chea Elizabeth Erickson, 22, Monticello, of receiving stolen property, a felony.
On Aug. 12, 2013, a Little Falls resident reported five rings stolen from her residence. She said she found four of her missing rings at a pawn shop and said she was told Goebel and Erickson had pawned them.
The officer retrieved the rings for evidence.
On Aug. 28, 2013, Erickson and Goebel gave taped statements regarding the rings. Goebel said he received the rings from a young person who asked the two to pawn them for him. Erickson’s statement was similar.
When asked why they didn’t think it was odd that a young person had the rings, Goebel said they thought they may have been stolen, but they pawned them anyway. Both he and Erickson admitted what they did was wrong.
Goebel was sentenced to 15 days in jail with credit for two days already served. Shea was sentenced to 15 days in jail. Both were fined $135, ordered to pay $1,655 in restitution and given five years probation.
Goebel was given a stay of imposition, which means if he completes the full term of his probation, his conviction would be deemed a misdemeanor.