Sunday, March 31, 2013
Also in this week's county crime roundup: A second opinion for accused Oakdale murderer and the weekly rundown of court appearances.
The following is a collection of articles that appeared on Stillwater Patch, Woodbury Patch and Oakdale Patch March 24-29. Click on the headline to read the full article. County Asks for Second Mental Evaluation for Man Accused in Oakdale Murder A mental evaluation performed last month found Nhan Tran, the man accused of gunning down 9-year-old Devin Aryal, unfit to participate in his own legal defense. Prosecutors are seeking a second opinion. Oakdale Fire Blotter: March 16-22 The latest list of reports from the Oakdale Fire Department. Drunk Urinates on Himself, Burglary, Vehicle Break-ins: Oakdale Police Blotter Selected reports from the Oakdale Police Department: March 18-21. Updated: Driver Thrown from Vehicle in Rollover Crash on …
Monday, January 14, 2013
A 20-year-old North St. Paul man allegedly punched one sheriff's deputy and threw a chair at in the Washington County courthouse before breaking free and fleeing across Highway 36. He was eventually arrested and charged with felony assault.
A 20-year old North St. Paul man faces felony assault charges after he allegedly threw quite the scene in a Washington County courtroom after police attempted to take him into custody on a mental health order. Eric Paul Woodford was charged by the Washington County Attorney’s Office with third-degree assault, two counts of fourth-degree assault of a police officer, obstructing the legal process and fleeing. According to court documents: Two Ramsey County sheriff's deputies on Jan. 3 were at the Washington County Government Center to take Woodford into custody when he allegedly told the officers he did not want to go to the hospital. When officers attempted to put Woodford in handcuffs, he reportedly spun around and punched a deputy in the …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Is it really just a matter of winning or losing?
Monday, November 19, 2012
“That judge wasn’t fair.” My clients told me this as we walked out of a Ramsey County courtroom nearly 20 years ago. “What do you mean he wasn’t fair?” I asked. “He ruled against us,” they explained. The case involved a fairly complicated legal issue and we were given nearly an hour for arguments. Judge Roland Faricy was prepared and asked good questions. I had advised my clients ahead of time that the case could be decided either way. My clients watched the entire hearing. In the end, although he ruled against us, the judge had been fair. Is it really just a matter of winning or losing? Most of the people who come to court understand that judges work hard to decide cases fairly based on the law and the evidence. However for some, like…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Brandon Michael English, 23, was convicted on a fifth degree drug possession charge.
An Oakdale man was convicted of fifth degree drug possession after police found marijuana and prescription drugs in the man's vehicle. Brandon Michael English, 23, was convicted in Washington County District Court last week. According to the criminal complaint: The Washington County Sheriff's Office was patrolling the area of 10th Street and Lake Elmo Avenue in Lake Elmo on April 19 when a deputy saw a vehicle parked behind a business. When the vehicle drove away the deputy saw the driver was not wearing his seatbelt. The deputy pulled the vehicle over and the driver, English, said the vehicle was not insured. The deputy searched the vehicle and found a prescription bottle prescribed for prednisone. Inside the bottle were three prednisone…