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From the Courts - District Court: Brien sentenced on reduced charge


Last updated 6/4/2020 at 7am

Editor’s note: This version reports the first name of the defendant.

A local woman was given in state District Court in Havre six months probation after she pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to reduced charges stemming from a stolen vehicle.

Cali Brien was charged with a felony count of theft when she was found in the trunk of a stolen vehicle that had been spray-painted and had her license plates from another car.

Brien said she was in the car in connection with Jaylen Jake Crazyboy, who is facing sentencing after pleading guilty under plea agreements in several other cases. She said Crazyboy was helping her move to another residence, and she was hiding in the trunk because she thought warrants might be out for her arrest.

Under the plea agreement, Brien pleaded guilty to an amended charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

Judge Kaydee Snipes Ruiz last Wednesday imposed a six-month deferred imposition of sentence for the misdemeanor and ordered Brien to pay $75 in fees and surcharges.


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