Crime
Erik Okeson plea deal reduces max prison sentence from 5 years to 21 months A former Lakeville chiropractor has pleaded guilty to deducting $89,460 for employees’ federal taxes, but failing to pay the money to the federal government between 2007-2010. Erik Neal Okeson, former owner of Okeson Optim...Read More
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An Apple Valley woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail last week in connection with the April 2013 crash that took the life of a passenger in the group-home van she was driving. Amanda L. Schlachter, 30, ran a red light while dialing her cellphone at the time of the crash that saw the [...]...Read More
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A Level 3 sex offender who moved to Burnsville in February 2010 is moving back after serving time  for violating a condition of his prison release. Dontay Lavarice Reese, 33, will be released the week of April 27 and return to a family member’s home in the vicinity of Walden Road and Parkwood Dri...Read More
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An Eagan teen will spend the next three years in prison for robbing his former employer. Brandon Michael Trefethren, 19, was convicted on April 9 of first-degree attempted aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 36 months in the state penitentiary in St. Cloud. Trefethren received credit for nine da...Read More
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An Apple Valley woman was charged with manslaughter last week in connection with the July 2014 death of an infant who attended day care at her home. Police and paramedics were dispatched to the home of Janet M. Kartheiser, 63, on July 29, 2014, following a 911 call about an unresponsive infant at th...Read More
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