Court Briefs: Dickinson man pleads not guilty to stabbing
A Dickinson man who allegedly stabbed another individual on Friday pleaded not guilty before Judge Dann Greenwood on Monday via video conference. Thomas Doppler Jr., 26, is claiming self-defense in the case. Doppler, who is charged with Class C f...
A Dickinson man who allegedly stabbed another individual on Friday pleaded not guilty before Judge Dann Greenwood on Monday via video conference.
Thomas Doppler Jr., 26, is claiming self-defense in the case. Doppler, who is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault, was taken into custody Friday morning after he allegedly stabbed 34 year-old Bryce Delury in the abdomen. Delury was taken to nearby CHI St. Alexius Health hospital, where he underwent surgery.
John Bruhn, Doppler's attorney, said the court should take into consideration the amount of cases against the victim in the past three years. Delury has been charged with three felonies and three misdemeanor cases in Stark County since 2013. Doppler, meanwhile, had nine misdemeanor cases and seven felonies from 1996 to 2014 in the county.
Doppler told Greenwood during the video call that he has been trying to stay out of trouble since 2014 and needs to be able to work to provide for his family.
Doppler was released on a $2,500 bond and now awaits his preliminary trial on Sept. 12.
He was also issued a no-contact order with Delury.
Drug cases brought before court Monday
Multiple drug-related cases were heard in Southwest District Court on Monday at the Stark County Courthouse.
Gene Hondl, 58, of Dickinson, is facing one Class B felony for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine and four Class C felonies-including possession of 3 grams of heroin, possessing a Savage .22-caliber rifle firearm after being convicted of a previous felony, and two counts of of possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded not guilty.
Audrey Mosbrucker, 33, and Eduardo Rivera, 38, both of Mandan, each pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a May 31 traffic stop in Dickinson in which police found 30 grams of methamphetamine in their vehicle.
Mosbrucker and Rivera are each charged with criminal conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, methamphetamine, both of which are Class A felonies.
In a separate case, Christopher Osterby, 29, of Dickinson, pleaded not guilty on a Class A felony for allegedly possessing a controlled substance, heroin.
Osterby had two bags, one with heroin in it and another that was empty but had the drug's residue in it. He was arrested March 29 during a traffic stop.
Bismarck man pleads guilty to disorderly conduct with a minor
Kevin Preston, 41, pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after allegedly removing a blanket and touching the buttocks a minor female on Nov. 11 in Hettinger County.
Preston told Greenwood he wanted to plead guilty so he could return to work. He was released on a $2,000 security bond and can have no contact with the victim.
Dickinson man fails to appear at court
Terry Fussell Jr., 51, of Dickinson, was not at his preliminary hearing because he is either incarcerated or in the hospital in Montana, said his attorney Matthew Arthurs.
Fussel is charged with aggravated assault, a Class C felony, after allegedly punched Paul Thomas Steiner and broke his orbital bone. Steiner was staying with Fussel in his Dickinson home after he escaped a South Dakota minimum-security facility.
Steiner was arrested after calling the Dickinson police to report that he had been assaulted by Fussel.
Greenwood issued a bench warrant for Fussel's arrest.
Arthurs also said he would no longer be representing Fussel.