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Crow Wing County's Most Wanted list is full of new faces in March. As of Friday, there were an estimated 943 total active warrants in the county, down from 982 last month. On the Most Wanted list are Kelli Lynn Headlee, Matthew Robert Braun, Joy Annette Hitchcock, Gregory Allen Huggett, Jamie Marie Kreiner, Erin Molly Adams, Candace Lynn Sam, Stacy Lynn Tuomi, Edward Ronald Wakefield Jr and Noah John Steffenhagen. The sheriff's office is searching for the individuals and asks the public if they recognize any of the faces to call the sheriff's office directly at 829-4749.
Aaron Nibbe Grade: Junior. Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) One Act Play. Adviser nomination: "Aaron Nibbe is the student of the week for the One Act competition. He was extremely dedicated and continually added nuances to further enhance his character. Well done, Aaron." Memorable fine arts achievement: "Being in the One Act play for the first time this year." Your role in One Act: "I play the lead character Nick. He is a student who doesn't try too hard and his parents are pushing him to go to college.
A 67-year-old Brainerd man will spend nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl at his Brainerd residence. Lloyd D. Churchill was sentenced Jan. 29 by Judge Richard Zimmerman in Crow Wing District Court to nine years in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud prison for felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a significant relationship with a victim under age 16, where multiple acts were performed.
Forestview Middle School eighth-grader Lizzy Richmond said one of five children in undeveloped countries do not live past age 5 because of the unclean water. In an effort to raise awareness of that issue, students at Forestview this week will be on a mission to help children in Nicaragua with their unclean water.
One of the two men who was accused of holding a Brainerd man hostage in October and beating him with a hammer multiple times at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd has been sentenced for the crime. Elliot Joseph Mongan, 23, Pequot Lakes, was charged Oct.
It could have been a different story with Wednesday night's Pillager house fire, where a family of three was displaced. Pillager Fire Chief Randy Lee said Thursday the smoke detectors in the trailer home on the corner of River Street and Ironwood Avenue were not working. Lee said with the detectors not working, if the family was asleep when the fire started "it could have been a different outcome." The family, he said, could have been injured, or worse. The homeowner, Ed Carlson, lives in the house with his fiancee and adult son.
A 19-year-old Brainerd man is accused of choking his girlfriend in the shower at a residence in Brainerd. Chancellar Scott Fiebing Tuesday was charged in Crow Wing County District Court for felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault to intentionally inflict bodily harm. Fiebing was seen in front of Judge Kristine DeMay. According to the criminal complaint filed against Fiebing: • Brainerd police were called at 10:04 a.m. Saturday to a residence on N Street.
A 42-year-old Brainerd man is accused of soliciting a woman from Rochester with the intent of bringing her to Brainerd to work as his prostitute. Antwon Gilbert Robinson was charged Monday in Olmsted County District Court in Rochester for two felony counts of attempted solicitation/inducement of prostitution and attempt to promote prostitution of an individual. Robinson faces up to 7.5 years in prison or/and a $20,000 fine for both felony charges. Rochester Police Lt. Casey Moilanen said Robinson was arrested around 3:20 p.m. Saturday at McDonalds, 521 W.Washington St., Brainerd.
Keaton Riley Grade: Senior. Age: Turned 18 on Thursday. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) mock trial. Adviser nomination: "This is Keaton's fourth year as a lawyer on the mock trial team. This year he had to step up to do another lawyers' part in the first trial in which he did an amazing job. Plus he has played his own lawyer part with an expertise that comes from four years of participation. Keaton's direct questioning of his witness is calm, measured, to the point and he lets the witness shine. But Keaton's cross questions are grueling for the witness which is exactly what we want.
Derek Matthew Nolan joins the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's Top 10 Most Wanted for February. Nolan joins Jonathan James Mattson, Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Taft Lee Johnson, David Leroy Morseth, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers and Kenneth Walker Jr. on the Most Wanted list. Some people on the Most Wanted list in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities for more than a year and others dating back as far at 1998.