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Rhame teenager pleads not guilty to multiple sex crimes

Jovani Parra, 19, was arrested by Bowman police in August after authorities had reason to believe he had taken part in sexual activity multiple times with a 14-year-old girl.

Jovani Parra, 19, was arrested by Bowman police in August after authorities had reason to believe he had taken part in sexual activity multiple times with a 14-year-old girl.

Parra is also accused of using a cellphone to invite the minor to have sex with him on one of the occasions.

Parra was charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition, both of them Class A felonies, as well as the Class C felony of luring a minor with an electronic device.

Bowman County state’s attorney Stephanie Pretzer said Southwest District Judge Rhonda Ehlis signed a waiver for a preliminary hearing Wednesday at Bowman County Courthouse, at which Parra pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Couple who plead guilty to Class AA felonies for meth sentenced

Dickinson residents Jose Covarrubias, 29, and Angelica Martinez, 41, each received sentences Tuesday at th Stark County Courthouse for possessing around 250 grams of methamphetamine intended for distribution.

Stark County state’s attorney Tom Henning said Covarrubias was sentenced to three years of a suspended prison sentence, all under supervised probation. Martinez was sentenced to three years in prison with 18 months suspended, the latter of which will be under supervised probation as well, he said.

Henning said each will have to pay at least $1,000 in court fees.

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