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Wendland ordered to pay restitution in ag vandalism case

Defendant could face 10 years if conditions of six-year deferred sentence not followed

In Blaine County District Court Monday, Jasper Wendland was sentenced to pay thousands of dollars in restitution for destroying nearly half a million dollars in farming equipment in a drunken rampage in 2022, but no jail time, with a six year deferred imposition of sentence.

Judge Olivia Rieger said Wendland must pay nearly $40,000 to the Gasvoda family of Lone Tree Cattle Company, and $3,700 to Blaine County for the night of destruction, though she did not impose restitution for the $481,000 to Chubb Agribusiness Insurance Company. She did, however, note that the company is fully within its r...


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