Several appeared in court on felony charges including aggravated assault and weapons theft Monday.

Several appeared in court on felony charges including aggravated assault and weapons theft Monday.

Eric Nelson, 40, pleaded guilty Monday to separate felony theft charges for stealing four rifles the same day from Seaburg Sports at the Holiday Mall.

Nelson entered Seaburg Sports during the morning hours of March 1 and stole a rifle from the display area of the store. He then returned later that same day and stole three additional rifles. The total value of the rifles was determined to be $2,156. All were recovered.

Nelson said that he “didn’t have a reasonable explanation” for the thefts while also claiming that he had been drinking earlier that day.

Judge Donovan Foughty sentenced Nelson to a year in the Department of Corrections, suspended for 18 months with credit for time served.  

Clayton Flock of Devils Lake appeared in Ramsey County District Court on charges of child abuse and domestic violence Monday.

Flock was arrested September 3 of last year after a call about an incident at a residence on 4th Ave. NE. Police allege that Flock dragged a woman down a flight of stairs and that a 10-year-old at the residence suffered minor injuries.

Flock allegedly pulled the boy by the arm when he was attempting to flee the residence, after which the boy struck a wall, causing bruising.

Foughty sentenced Flock to one year in the DOCR, suspended for two years, with credit for time served. Flock, an Iraq War veteran, reported during a recent hearing that he’s been in counseling with the VA in connection with alcohol and other issues.

Kyle Ironhawk appeared in court Monday to face charges of felony assault and refusing to halt for allegedly striking a police officer and fleeing in the early morning hours of April 7.

Ironhawk and another individual, suspected of underage drinking, were stopped by a DLPD officer at about 1:45 a.m. near Nellie’s bar. During the course of an investigation the officer determined that Ironhawk had an outstanding warrant.

Police allege that when the officer attempted to handcuff Ironhawk, he swung around and struck the officer in the face, causing injuries that were treated at St. Alexius Hospital.

Ironhawk reportedly fled on foot and was captured a short time later. He is being held on a $3,000 cash bond and appeared without an attorney. No future hearing date was set during Monday’s proceedings.

Paradise Wallace, 21, failed to appear in court Monday to face charges that she led police on a chase that originated in the Burger King parking lot in Devils Lake and ended in the Wood Lake area.

Wallace was arrested for fleeing and possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer ascertained that she was in a stolen vehicle. When the officer attempted to make contact, Wallace backed out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed, reportedly nearly striking a pedestrian.

After Wallace sped out of the parking lot, she reportedly led officers on a high speed chase west on Hwy. 2 to Hwy. 20, traveling south.

The chase went from Devils Lake to St. Michael, then Tokio, to Sheyenne, then back to Tokio and eventually the Wood Lake area, where Wallace and her passenger eventually surrendered.

Wallace had been charged with two misdemeanors for fleeing and reckless driving. She’s now wanted for failure to appear.

David Haggerty and Colton Feather, both 19, appeared in court separately in connection to an alleged incident in which a victim was assaulted with brass knuckles.

Haggerty is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly striking the male victim, splitting his lip and breaking a tooth.

Feather is charged with terrorizing, as he was with Haggerty at the time of the alleged assault and was also reportedly wearing brass knuckles. Feather is not alleged to have struck the victim, though it is alleged that he struck the victim’s car, causing minor damage.

Officer Devin Greywater of DLPD testified that a search of the apartment that Feather was allegedly staying in revealed a runaway juvenile who was also staying there. Feather was found hiding in a car behind the apartment and was believed to be intoxicated.

Greywater testified that police found two sets of brass knuckles, a bat, pellet guns and mace in the trunk of the car Feather was allegedly hiding in. He also testified that the juvenile claimed that the victim had previously assaulted her, which apparently prompted Haggerty and Feather to search for the victim, sparking the incident that led to both men’s arrest.

Haggerty’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 4 at 9:30 a.m. Feather has pleaded not guilty and will next appear in court May 9 at 3:30 p.m.