Crime

Mary Kathleen Koran, 42, and her son, Joshua Eldridge Childs, 23, both of Little Falls, have both been charged in Nicollet County courts with a felony depriving custodial or parental rights and gross misdemeanor contributing to the need for child protection or services. On Dec. 6, 2013, the North Mankato Police Department received a report that [...]

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Attorney Adam Johnson, assisting the defense of Byron Smith, accused of first-degree murder, moved for mistrial based on defense not having copies of Nathaiel Pearlson’s reports. Pearlson, a forensic scientist with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), gave testimony Tuesday as to evidence collected from Smith’s home the two days following the shooting deaths of [...]

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April 5 — A resident on Florence Avenue reported someone had kicked in the front door of the garage, damaging the frame and lock. April 5 — A residence on Third Avenue Northeast reported someone had damaged the front passenger door of their vehicle with a key. April 6 — A resident on First Avenue [...]

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On April 16, Derek Wayne Pounds, 41, Little Falls, was convicted of domestic assault, intentionally inflicting bodily harm, a misdemeanor charge. A charge of felony domestic assault by strangulation was dismissed, said Assistant Attorney Todd Kosovich, because he pleaded guilty to the lesser assault charge. On Oct. 8, 2013, the victim in the case contacted [...]

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On April 9, Morrison County District Courts dismissed a charge of felony fifth degree possession of drugs against Donald Eugene Watson Jr., 38, Foley. On May 3, 2012, the Morrison County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant on 330th Avenue. They encountered Watson when entering the home. When searching the residence and surrounding property, the [...]

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Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel reports that arrest warrants were issued for the following people. Those with information as to the whereabouts of anyone on the list, are asked to contact the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 632-9233 or toll-free at 1 (866) 401-1111, ext. 180. The dates of issuance were April 2 – [...]

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The following people, charged with a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor level crime in Morrison County District Court, have recently been sentenced: Gross Misdemeanors •Sonja Joye Nicholson, 50, St. Paul; (offense 7/20/13) dismissed against Nicholson was one gross misdemeanor count of theft. •Rebecca Helen Sather, 30, Rice; (offense: 1/22/14) DWI, fined $385, sentenced to 30 days [...]

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