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Lucinda Decora-Jordan



A Bismarck woman charged in three cases relating to children from events on Nov. 21 has been ordered treatment, probation and to pay thousands of dollars in court fines and fees.

Lucinda Decora-Jordan, 48, pleaded guilty in March to felony child abuse or neglect and misdemeanor counts of DUI while accompanied by a minor, harboring a runaway minor and driving under suspension.

South Central District Judge Thomas Schneider sentenced her to treatment, an evaluation, one year of unsupervised probation, $3,560 in court fees and fines and suspended and credited jail sentences, among other conditions.

He also ordered a deferred imposition of sentence for the felony, meaning if she completes the 18 months of supervised probation he imposed, the crime will be taken off her record next year. Schneider also waived some of her court fees.

Decora-Jordan was accused of throwing items at a boy, harboring a runaway girl and driving drunk with the girl in her vehicle.

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Crime and Courts Reporter