Crime

Wright County Attorney’s Report Matthew David Bettridge, 23, of Buffalo, sentenced Sept. 3 for probation violations for felony theft to 60 days jail. Jeffrey John Bruska, 34, of Buffalo, sentenced Sept. 4 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation to 365 days jail, $100 fine; 363 days stayed for one year on conditions of probation, serve [...]

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In 2003, then-Wright County Sheriff Gary Miller estimated that 80 percent of the prisoners in the Wright County Jail were there because of methamphetamine. From manufacturers to sellers to users to those who committed crimes to help support their habit, it was a drug that was gaining a stronghold in Wright County a ruining lives. [...]

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Wright County Attorney’s Report Joseph Harrison Baynes, 26, of Buffalo, sentenced July 31 for felony failure to register as a sex offender to stay of execution for five years on conditions of probation, serve 365 days jail, pay $75 public defender co-payment, undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommendations, have no use or [...]

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Wright County Attorney’s Report Tina Christine Doll, 38, of Monticello, sentenced July 11 for gross misdemeanor third degree DWI to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 355 days, $2,600 stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 10 days jail, pay $400 fine plus surcharges, complete a Level II driving program and provide proof of [...]

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Seven people have been charged in Wright County District Court in connection with a July 2 series of arrests completed by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit. Search warrants executed in the 6800 block of Gingham Court led to the seizure of methamphetamine and stolen property.

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