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OLMSTED COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Timothy Jay Griffin, 55, was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for sexually assaulting a juvenile in her home over a number of years.
Loretta Lynn Taylor, 54, and Thomas James Wiechmann, 56, are accused of making hundreds of thousand of unauthorized charges on Reichel Foods credit card accounts.
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U.S. law requires jury pools to represent a fair cross section of the community. Yet people of color are less likely to make it into the jury pool compared to white residents, even though most defendants are people of color. It's a decades-old issue that has defied solutions.
Bruce Lyn Amundson, 68, and Deborah Lane Amundson, 66, are both facing six charges of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and a summons has been issued for them to appear before District Judge Pamela King July 7. No attorney is listed for the pair.

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William Isaac Shillingford, 31, is charged with second-degree murder-with intent-not premeditated, second-degree murder-without intent-while committing a felony and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Sterling Haukom, 35, guilty to killing an 18-year-old girl in February 2021 while drunk behind the wheel of a truck. According to Haukom's statements, he had had around 15 drinks before getting behind the wheel.
Casio Devon Gilliam, 30, was sentenced in Olmsted County District Court by Judge Jacob Allen to a stayed 28-month prison sentence and five years of supervised probation.
Ryan Bernard Moulton, 38, made his first appearance in Olmsted County District Court on Monday, May 16, 2022, on charges of felony possession of any type of firearm/ammunition by an ineligible person and misdemeanor domestic assault.
Muhidin Abukar, 33, entered into a plea agreement Monday, May 16, 2022, shortly before his trial was set to begin for his role in the death of a 28-year-old Rochester man.
A mistrial was declared in December 2021 in the trial of Muhidin Abukar after an Olmsted County District Court jury could not reach a unanimous decision. A new trial has been scheduled for May 16, 2022.

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Complaint claims age, race and gender discrimination have affected employee's 20-year career with the county.
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“There are over 70 counties in the state of Minnesota that don't have a juvenile detention center and they work through similar challenges,” said Travis Gransee, Olmsted County's deputy administrator of health, housing and human services. “We are one more county that is a county without a JDC.
Doubletree and Pescara reportedly saw at least $48,000 in damages in 2020 incident.

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