2 sentenced in local courts for DWI and firearm possession

James Henry Gottfried Kimmel and Maurio Don Hood were sentenced recently in local courts.

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WORTHINGTON — Two individuals were recently sentenced in local Fifth District Court in cases previously reported on by The Globe.

  • James Henry Gottfried Kimmel, 47, was sentenced in Nobles County on April 20. Kimmel was charged with two counts of first-degree felony DWI in October 2022, in connection with a single-vehicle motorcycle crash a month prior. 

    Kimmel was convicted on one count after accepting a plea deal. The other DWI charge was dismissed. 

    He was sentenced to 36 months in a Minnesota Correctional Facility but the sentence was stayed for 5 years. Kimmel will spend 180 days in Nobles County Jail, served in 36-day periods over five years. He will also pay $1,115 in court fees including a $1,000 fine.

  • In Jackson County courts, Maurio Don Hood, 41, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was sentenced, having been convicted on a charge of ineligible firearm possession. Hood was detained on May 22 in Jackson County following a traffic stop. He was charged with ineligible possession of a firearm as well as a firearm violation for a felon convicted of a violent crime.

    He entered a guilty plea and was sentenced on May 2 to 60 months in prison on one count of ineligible possession. The second charge was dismissed. 

    The sentence was stayed and Hood was granted a downward dispositional departure from sentencing guidelines. He will instead serve 120 days in Jackson County Jail with potential for work release privileges and five years of supervised probation. Hood will also pay $1,090 in court fees, including a $1,000 fine.

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Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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