Man who fled from NB police sentenced in Isanti County

Nicholas Bassett
Nicholas Bassett

Nicholas Bassett, the man who briefly eluded police in North Branch by hiding in a cornfield July 17 before being arrested the following day, was sentenced in Isanti County District Court July 24 on warrant charges.

Those charges were felony fifth-degree drug possession and misdemeanor fourth-degree property damage.

Bassett was supposed to appear in court on the charges June 25, but he neglected to show up for the hearing, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Judge James Dehn issued a stay of imposition on the drug possession charge. Bassett was sentenced to 90 days in the Isanti County Jail, five years supervised probation and ordered to pay $176 in fees and fines. He was also sentenced to 90 days in jail on the property damage charge.

Felony charges of third-degree drug possession, third degree burglary and misdemeanors for pharmacy and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Bassett was initially charged in February 2014.

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