Worthington man sentenced in five criminal cases


WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man appeared Tuesday in Nobles County District Court to conclude five criminal cases filed against him this year.

Leon Baron, 28, was sentenced in multiple cases, including an assault at Thompson Hotel , stealing $1,600 in merchandise from Walmart , forging more than $1,000 in checks to Pizza Hut and a drug case after testing positive for methamphetamine use following the discovery of drug paraphernalia in a vehicle he was occupying. Baron is also known as Salim Gedeon.

He was convicted of the following: fifth-degree controlled substance crime, theft and check forgery, all gross misdemeanors.

He also received a stay of imposition of sentence on felony second-degree assault and fifth-degree drug possession charges. He was ordered to pay $1,000 fines on both charges, some of which may be paid off by performing community service work. He was also ordered to pay restitution.

He was sentenced to local jail time, but with 88 days credit, he had completed his jail term this week and was released.


A total five charges between the cases were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

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