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Burleigh County

(Cases closed Oct. 1-31)

Judge James S. Hill

Possession of stolen property: Jacob L. Zanona, 27, Williston, 10 years, three years supervised probation; also, accomplice to theft of property, five years, three years supervised probation.

Conspiracy to commit counterfeiting: Andrew R. Pochant, 21, 8705 Sage Drive, $535, three years, two years supervised probation; also, counterfeiting (two counts), three years, two years supervised probation on each count.

Criminal vehicular injury: Joran L. Griffin, 26, 4419 Camden Loop, five years, concurrent; also, leaving the scene of accident involving death or personal injury, five years suspended with three years supervised probation, concurrent.

Driving under the influence: Calvin L. Feland, 53, 1115 Southport Loop Apt. 2, $2,525, five years with three years suspended, two years supervised probation.

Possession of certain materials prohibited: Corey E. Steckler, 45, 600 N. 21st. St., $525, five years, three years probation.

Judge John Grinsteiner

Possession of controlled substance in correctional facility: Philbert J. Vivier, 34, 1505 Ninth Ave. S.E., three years, 18 months supervised probation, concurrent; also, theft, three years, 18 months supervised probation, concurrent.

Conspiracy to commit counterfeiting: Jesse J. Nielsen, 31, 305 N. 23rd. St., three years,18 months supervised probation, concurrent; also, counterfeiting (two counts): three years, 18 months supervised probation on each count, concurrent.

Escape: Jason P. Hite, 42, Bismarck, 18 months

Failure to register as a sex offender: Wade A. Kershaw, 51, Bismarck, five years, two years supervised probation.

Possession of methamphetamine: Kayla Heck, 27, 124 W. Edmonton Drive, $525, 18 months supervised probation.

Terrorizing: Isaiah K. Guzman, 30, Bismarck, two years.