Prosecutors Pushing For Maximum Sentence
KNSI News | Jul 11, 2018 AT 5:38 pm
(KNSI) - Prosecutors are seeking a harsher sentence than what guidelines call for, for a man convicted of possessing a stolen trailer in Little Falls.
Bruce Boyd, 47, of Randall/Enchanted Lakes, faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced.
Assistant Morrison County Attorney Todd Kosovich asked the court to disregard the sentencing guidelines of two years in prison, due to Boyd's history of felony and non-felony convictions in Stearns, Morrison, Todd and Pine Counties.
"Essentially, we are trying to prove Boyd is a career offender as shown by his multiple theft related convictions,” said Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf.
A sentencing trial began a few hours after the jury verdict and prosecutors presented evidence of seven felony convictions and five non-felony convictions.
The prosecution and defense will submit briefs on the career offender issue on July 20th and a judge will decide if the factors required for a maximum sentence were proven.
Investigators say the stolen trailer was found hidden on Boyd's property on April 30th and spray painted to disguise it.