2 Jamestown residents ordered to pay $35,000 restitution – Jamestown Sun

Two Jamestown residents have been ordered to jointly pay $35,000 restitution in a case where money or funds and property were taken from others.

Dorothy Ray Rush, 34, and Loring Riel Sky Rush, 36, were recently convicted of felonies in Southeast District Court. They were two of four people recently convicted of the crime in separate cases.

Dorothy Rush pleaded guilty to theft of property and unauthorized use of personal identification information, Class B felonies and making false reports to law enforcement or other security officials, a misdemeanor class A.

Rush was charged with taking and keeping money or funds and property belonging to someone worth more than $10,000 but less than $50,000; use someone’s account number or any other number, document or information that can be used to access another person’s financial records to obtain or attempt to obtain credit, money, property or services worth more than $1,000, and knowingly giving false information about a person’s disappearance debit card to a law enforcement officer between December 17 and January 28.

Judge Troy LeFevre sentenced Rush to 18 months in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with 25 days credit served. Rush was placed on three-year supervised probation and ordered to pay a $650 criminal administration fee, $100 defence/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, clawback indigent of $300, restitution of $35,000 and victim-witness costs of $25.

A Class B felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by 360 days in jail and a $3,000 fine.

Loring Rush pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal conspiracy, Class B felonies and attempted felony, a Class A misdemeanor.

Rush was charged with conspiring with Dorothy Rush to commit theft of a person’s funds worth more than $10,000 but less than $50,000; conspiring with Dorothy Rush to commit unauthorized use of someone’s personally-identifying information worth over $1,000, and attempting to burn paper containing someone’s personally-identifying information to protect Dorothy Rush of discovery, arrest, prosecution, conviction or punishment between December 17 and January 28.

LeFevre sentenced Loring Rush to 18 months in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with 25 days credit served. Rush was placed on three-year supervised probation and ordered to pay a $650 criminal administration fee, $100 defence/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, clawback indigent of $300, restitution of $35,000 and victim-witness costs of $25.

Randy Allen Farthing, 54, of Ellendale, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, a Class C felony and two counts of theft of property, Class B misdemeanors .

Farthing was charged with entering someone’s vehicle without permission and taking a radio transmitter from someone’s vehicle and a garage door opener without permission on November 19.

Judge Cherie Clark sentenced Farthing to 26 days in Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for 26 days served. Farthing was placed on 12 months supervised probation and ordered to undergo a diagnostic evaluation for chemical dependency and mental health within 60 days and complete any recommended treatment within 180 days. Clark also ordered Farthing to have no contact with any of the victims.

A Class C felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.

Rodney Louis Williams, 42, of Dickinson, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to unlawful entry into a vehicle to commit a felony, a Class C felony.

Williams was charged with entering a vehicle without using force to commit a crime on February 15.

Clark sentenced Williams to 22 days in Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for 22 days served. Williams was placed on one-year supervised probation and ordered to pay an indigent defense application fee of $35 and a victim-witness fee of $25.

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