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01/20/2017

A FAIRMONT MAN FACES SEVEN FELONY CHARGES IN ALLEGED KIDNAPPING AND ROBBERY ON CHRISTMAS EVE. ACCORDING TO THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FAIRMONT POLICE WERE DISPATCHED TO A FAIRMONT RESIDENCE FOR A REPORT OF MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND ROBBERY. THE SUSPECT WAS IDENTIFIED AS 35 YEAR OLD WESTON GENE JENSEN BY TWO VICTIMS IN THE HOME. THEY STATED THAT JENSEN CAME INTO THE HOME EXTREMELY INTOXICATED OR " ON SOMETHING". HE STARTED DEMANDING MONEY AND MAKING THREATS WHEN ONE OF THE VICTIMS OFFERED TO GO TO THE BANK AND GET SOME CASH IN ORDER TO GET JENSEN TO LEAVE. JENSEN SAID HE COULD BUT THE 2ND VITXIEM HAD TO STAY UNTIL THE OTHER ONE CAME BACK WITH THE MONEY.JENSEN WAS REPORTEDLY SWINGING A METAL ROD AROUND IN THE HOME WHILE THE ONE VICTIM WAS GONE. BEING IT WAS CHRISTMAS EVE THAT BANK WAS CLOSED AND THE VICTIM CAME BACK AND THE GOT AROUND 800 DOLLARS IN CASH FROM A SAFE AND OFFERED A GIFT FROM UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE WORTH ABOUT 200 DOLLARS AND AROUND 100 DOLLARS CASH IN HIS POCKET BEFORE JENSEN WOULD LEAVE. THE VICTIMS REPORTED THAT WESTON JENSEN HAD STOLEN THAT SAME CAR BEFORE.

JENSEN WAS ARRESTED AFTER SOME ONE REPORTED FOLLOWING A STOLEN CAR THAT WAS TURNING TOWARD WALMART ON TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK AN POLICE RESPONDED TO THE SCENE. IN ADDITION TO KIDNAPPING AND ROBBERY JENSEN FACES TWO FELONY COUNTS OF FOR TREATS OF VIOLENCE, TWO COUNTS OF THEFT AND ONE FOR FALSE IMPRISONMENT. TOTAL MAXIMUM PENALTIES FOR ALL SEVEN FELONIES IF CONVICTED ARE 53 YEARS JAIL TIME/100,000 DOLLARS FINE OR BOTH. JENSEN ALSO FACES TWO MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OF 4TH DEGREE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT.


ROD HALVORSEN
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