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Prison inmate gets another 21⁄2 years on new charge

By Bob Freund

freund@postbulletin.com

A Rochester man who is serving a five-year prison sentence for a 2004 robbery has been sentenced to another 21⁄2 years for violating a judge’s order in January.

Jason Timothy Ferderer, 34, who was sentenced to prison in April, admitted Wednesday that he went to a location prohibited in a judge’s restraining order as part of a plea agreement. He also pleaded guilty to a driving under the influence charge from July 2007 and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Olmsted District Judge Jodi Williamson handed down the sentences. Ferderer will have to serve at least two-thirds of the new prison term and be on supervised probation for the last 10 months. However, that should not lengthen Ferderer’s prison stay because the new sentences will run concurrently with the prison term.

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Three other charges against Ferderer were dropped as part of the plea agreement. They involved theft of property, possession of a gun within 10 years of conviction of a violent crime, and a separate theft of computer equipment or software. Williamson ordered Ferderer to pay $644 restitution in the computer theft case from prison wages.

Ferderer and an accomplice were convicted of assaulting and robbing a man in October 2004, taking him to a cornfield in rural Elgin and leaving him there without any clothes except socks.

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