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A Dickinson man was sentenced to one year of incarceration after pleading guilty Tuesday during a pretrial conference in Southwest District Court in Dickinson to not following the court order related to a prior offense.

Pursuant with the agreement between Ronald George Himmer Jr.'s and the state, Stark County Assistant State's Attorney Rhonda Ehlis said all but 120 days of Himmer Jr.'s sentence will be suspended, and he will begin immediately serving his sentence in the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center in Dickinson, where he is serving time on a different charge.

He will also be ordered to pay $500 in fines and fees and will be on unsupervised probation after he is released.

"Mr. Himmer was convicted in a prior disorderly conduct case and had to participate in the 24/7 program and he violated the program," Ehlis said to Judge Patrick Weir, who asked for a factual is for Himmer's plea to the charge of disobedience of a judicial order, a Class A misdemeanor.

Himmer, 37, had been ordered by the District Court for Stark County to participate in the 24/7 Program for 45 days, beginning July 6, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint alleges that Himmer did not follow the court-ordered participation in the 24/7 program when he appeared for the 24/7 Program on July 21.

Himmer is said to have blown a .113 blood-alcohol content and a .149 BAC, which are in violation of the 24/7 Program rules, according to the complaint.

A Class A misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $2,000 fine if convicted.

In other court news

South Dakota resident Ulysses Rodriguez, Rapid City, S.D., charged with Class A misdemeanor menacing, did not appear for his pretrial conference Tuesday. Rodriguez reportedly informed the District Clerk of Court Office shortly before his hearing to begin that he would not be able to appear because he had to work in South Dakota and he asked to have the hearing rescheduled.

According to the criminal complaint, Rodriguez is alleged to have committed the crime July 21 in Dickinson.

Judge H. Patrick Weir said he gave Rodriguez credit for contacting the Clerk of Courts Office, but Weir still issued a bench warrant with a must appear.