Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• James W. Hesse, 69, 1212 N. German St., New Ulm, was charged with gross misdemeanor criminal neglect Dec. 4. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to 1212 N. German St. for a welfare check on Oct. 7 after a call was received from the Sleepy Eye Care Center about a resident who was in New Ulm on a weekend visit and fell.

Police knocked on the door in an effort to contact the person when Hesse approached and angrily asked why they were at the house. Hesse told police his wife fell and she was at her house. Police clarified that she did not live with Hesse.

Hesse said his wife fell the previous night and he stopped at home to get things for an auction he was attending. Police asked why Hesse didn’t call anyone for help and Hesse said she was fine. Police relayed information to a police sergeant who requested an ambulance meet them at the wife’s residence, 1113 S. State St. At that residence, police saw a woman lying on the living room floor. Allina Ambulance personnel helped her get off the floor and onto a chair. The woman said she had Parkinson’s disease and was unsteady on her feet and is living at the Sleepy Eye Care Center and Hesse takes her home on weekends.

Police asked her if Hesse was there when she fell and she said he was, but that he didn’t care that she fell, didn’t try to help her up, call anyone or do anything.

• John P. Jenniges, 42, 326 N. Park Ave., Springfield, was convicted of two felony counts of a felon convicted crime of violence, fifth-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana, aiding an offender to avoid arrest Dec. 4. Charges of possess ammunition/any firearms-conviction or adjudicated delinquent for crime of violence and third-degree narcotic drug sale were dismissed.

He was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 60 months, credited with 51 days served. Two-thirds of sentence (40 months), will be served in prison, one-third (20 months), will be served on supervised release. If any disciplinary offense is committed, he may be required to serve the entire 60-month prison sentence. He was fined $150.

For the second conviction, he was committed to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 15 months, stayed for five years. He was placed on 15 years Supervised probation. Conditions include continuing to follow all Project Turnabout discharge recommendations, attend AA twice a week, do no use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives and do not register to vote or vote until probation discharge and civil rights are fully restored.

For the third conviction, he was sentenced to 51 days in the Brown County Jail, credited with 51 days served. He was placed on five years Supervised probation.

• Nickolas L. Cheever, 35, 205 Summit Ave., Hanska, was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault Dec. 4. A charge of interrupting an emergency phone call was dismissed. He was sentenced to 90 days in the Brown County Jail, 79 days stayed for one year Supervised probation, credit for 11 days served. He was fined $460 and placed on one year Supervised probation.

Conditions include completing a violence-specific domestic abuse assessment within 10 months of sentencing, complete stress management therapy and chemical use assessments, follow any aftercare recommendations, no contact with victims, do not use or possess firearms or dangerous weapons for three years from conviction date, comply with Test Lite program.

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