Recent local court sentencings include DWI and theft cases

Three individuals were sentenced recently in Nobles County Fifth District Courts in cases previously reported on by The Globe.


WORTHINGTON — Three individuals were sentenced recently in Nobles County Fifth District Courts, in cases previously reported on by The Globe.

Highway workers found a plastic storage container sealed with bungee cords and tape near Mille Lacs Lake.
For incidents recorded the evening of March 21 through the early evening of March 24.
Daijon Eshun was initially charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor but was sentenced on an amended charge after entering an Alford plea.

  • Ayden Parker, 19, of Walnut Grove was sentenced in Cottonwood County Fifth District Court on Jan. 11, having been convicted of felony theft. Parker was charged with several felonies in February 2022, related to the theft of gas and a motor vehicle . He accepted a plea deal for an amended count of felony theft and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation. All other charges were dismissed.  Parker will also be required to pay $680 in court fines. 
    Mugshot of young caucasian male, Ayden Wallace Parker, in an orange shirt standing against a white wall.
    Ayden Wallace Parker
  • On Feb. 2, Edgar Garcia-Escalante, 37, of Worthington, was sentenced in Nobles County Fifth District Court. Garcia-Escalante was convicted of first-degree DWI, having pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a May 2022 incident with Worthington Police. Several other charges were dismissed, per the plea agreement.
    Garcia-Escalante was sentenced to 36 months in a correctional facility, but his sentence was stayed in favor of five years of supervised probation, and 180 days in the Nobles County jail, served non-consecutively. He will also pay $1,265 in court fees, including a $1,000 fine. 
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  • Coty Allen Devall, 33, of Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced in Nobles County Fifth District Court on Feb. 2. Devall was convicted of first-degree DWI related to a traffic stop in February 2022 . Devall pleaded guilty and several additional charges were dismissed with the plea deal. 
    He was sentenced to 42 months in prison. However, the sentence was stayed in favor of five years of supervised probation. Devall will also serve 180 days in Nobles County Jail, in staggered intervals over a five year span. He is required to pay $1,115 in court fees, including a $1,000 fine.
    Mugshot of Coty Allen Devall
    Coty Allen Devall
The matter was tabled during the March 13 meeting of the Worthington City Council, due to new information from MnDOT that had come up after the commission had recommended approval of the permit.
The suspect is charged with felony obstruction of the legal process, a felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, and a gross misdemeanor count of ineligible firearm possession.
Jones's first appearance in court has been scheduled for April 4.
Felony counts of property damage and assault were filed in Murray County.
In a separate case, another individual was sentenced on charges of fleeing a peace officer.
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"You were on your way to a funeral, but you caused one instead,” said Jorge Fuentes, whose brother Erick Fuentes was killed in the July 6 collision.
Conditional bail for Olson was set at $200,000. He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance March 21.
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“There’s nothing like baking bread in winter when the world is kind of cold and dreary,” said FCS teacher Lori Romans.
Ammons’ initial court appearance was scheduled for March 13.
City ordinance currently prevents keeping chickens on a residential property in Worthington, but one resident is requesting the council consider changes.

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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