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Windom man given 2 years probation after fleeing peace officers

Smith was arrested in Nobles County in November 2021.

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Bernard George Smith Jr.
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WORTHINGTON — A Windom man was sentenced in Nobles County Fifth District Court on July 5, in a case previously reported on by The Globe.

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Bernard George Smith, Jr., 25, was convicted of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, a felony-level offense. Smith was charged back in November 2021, after being pursued at high speeds by local law enforcement along Interstate 90 and Minnesota 60.

Smith entered a guilty plea and was granted a stay of imposition by the court. He was sentenced to two years of probation, which, if completed successfully, will result in a misdemeanor conviction.

Smith’s sentence includes a $600 fine, as well as $85 in court fees.

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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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