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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.
It was Patrick Michael Aleman's turn Friday to take the witness stand in his own defense against felony domestic abuse charges. Wearing a Crow Wing County Jail-issued orange jumpsuit and with his legs in shackles, Aleman walked to the witness stand, sat down and poured himself a glass of water. Aleman was preparing himself for cross-examination by Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan. Aleman, who is defending himself on the felony charges, Thursday waived his right to remain silent. Before Aleman, 35, took the stand he asked Judge David J.
Dr. Rebecca Holcomb described the victim's injuries in the first-degree assault case against Patrick Michael Aleman as the worst domestic assault/assault case she had ever seen. Holcomb, the emergency medicine director at Essentia Health-St. Joseph Medical Center in Brainerd, said the injuries of the victim were "consistent with torture where she was repeatedly beaten, burned and suffered like no one else ever should." Dr.
The last thing a woman said she remembered after regaining consciousness was being choked by Patrick Michael Aleman. The woman testified in Crow Wing County District Court Wednesday. She also testified Aleman put a pillow over her face while they were in the living room of a Brainerd apartment. Dressed in a white button-down blouse and brown pinstripe skirt, the woman testified in front of Judge David J. Ten Eyck.
A court trial for a 35-year-old Brainerd man who faces first-degree attempted murder and other domestic assault charges began Tuesday. Patrick Michael Aleman was charged with three felonies Feb. 20, 2014, in Crow Wing District Court for first-degree attempted murder, while committing domestic abuse with past pattern of domestic abuse; third-degree assault to cause substantial bodily harm; and domestic assault by strangulation.
Dennis Johnson Grade: Senior. Age: 18. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) creative writing. Adviser nomination: "Every semester in creative writing, there are a few students whose writing demonstrates such savvy that I find myself learning in the midst of my teaching. Last semester, Dennis was one of those students. Everything he wrote exemplified passion, skill and a writer's intuition.
The mystery and beauty of nature is something Carla Benjamin has a passion for capturing in her artwork to share with others. Benjamin, who lives on an old Christmas tree farm in Pillager, has been interested in art all her life. She has experience in stained glass, botanical illustration, printmaking, painting, design, mixed-media constructions and in acrylic and encaustic paintings. "I have 51 acres of inspiration around me," Benjamin said. "I grew up playing in the woods on East Gull Lake. I've always been influenced by trees and leaves, but there needs to be accuracy.
A grand jury has indicted two Brainerd men, Tyler Allan Cronquist and Nathan David Becker, in connection with the Jan.