A number of cases are on the dockets today at the Stevens County Courthouse. Terry Johnson, who was the subject of a SWAT team raid on his Morris residence, is scheduled to make a court appearance on charges of receiving stolen goods and drug possession. He was recently sentenced to prison in Pine County. He would need special permission to leave prison to attend today’s court proceedings.
A pre-trial hearing will be held in the case of a juvenile who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 6 year old girl in Hancock over the summer. Another case heard today involves a University of Minnesota Morris student who pulled a knife on a woman at the U.
Ted Sharp will be sentenced for attempting to disarm a police officer. He reportedly had a mental health episode after ingesting psilocybin mushrooms. Stevens County Attorney Aaron Jordan told KMRS that the County sees more cases involving mushrooms than either heroin or cocaine.
Victor Ortega will be arraigned today. He had been stopped in Donnelly and found to be in possession of a felony level amount of THC wax. Another THC wax case today involves Christopher Lawrence, who also tested for LSD.
And a three day re-trial begins in the case of Michael Proudfoot for charges of felon possession of a firearm, and possession of large amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine. His first trial was deemed a mistrial as the judge said it was too prejudicial for the jury to hear a cop on the witness stand refer to Proudfoot as a “known drug user.”