• An escapade that began in Alabama and in the Dakota County Courthouse has reached a definitive conclusion for Justin Tyler Bland, a 22-year-old who was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in . Bland and a 15-year-old runaway fled his hometown, Dothan, AL before they were apprehended in Burnsville.
On Aug. 29, Bland pleaded guilty to the charge, a gross misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $3,000 fine. Judge David Knutson ordered two years of probation and 45 days in jail, with credit for 29 days already served. Bland will also be required to pay restitution. If he successfully completes probation, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.
• A man accused of both criminal sexual assault and beating his father has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were filed in . On Aug. 22, Kaleb Steven Anderson entered "not guilty" pleas on all charges: felony domestic assault, terroristic threats and criminal sexual conduct in the fifth-degree. Anderson is scheduled for a settlement conference on Sept. 28. If the case is not resolved at that time, he is scheduled for a jury trial in October.
• One of three women arrested during a in May has pleaded guilty. Tayana Marshay Hudson entered a guilty plea on Aug. 25. The Plymouth woman will be sentenced on Oct. 20.
However, police are searching for Cymbre Nicole Ford — another woman arrested that day. On Sept. 1, authorities issued a warrant for her arrest after Ford failed to appear at a hearing. Ford stand five feet, five inches and weighs approximately 137 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. She is known to frequent the Richfield area and St. Paul.
• Donald Neil Allen, 40, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and endangerment of a child on Aug. 9. In , Allen was arrested after he punched and strangled his girlfriend in front of her children, both of whom were under 10 years old at the time. He was sentenced tofive years of probation and 31 days in the Dakota County Jail, with credit for 31 days already served, for the first count. He was given two years of probation for the second charge, which he will serve concurrently weith the first.