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Nelson ordered to pay $526,000 for 2022 ag vandalism spree

Ordered to jail for 25 days, given 6-year deferred sentence

Devon Nelson, who plead guilty last year to destroying about half a million dollars worth of farming equipment in a drunken vandalism spree in 2022, was sentenced to pay $526,000 and spend 25 days in jail in Blaine County District Court Friday, along with a six-year deferred sentence on felony criminal mischief, and 6-months in county jail for a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief, all suspended.

If Nelson abides by all conditions of his release for the six years, the felony will be struck from his record.

Judge Yvonne Laird said the court has attempted to balance its duty to see just...


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