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Man charged with 4 felony drug crimes has first hearing in Douglas County

Larry Hogan, 42, has been charged with four felony controlled substance crimes in the first degree stemming from an incident that took place on Sept. 2, 2021.

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ALEXANDRIA — A Chicago man charged with four felony drug crimes had his first hearing in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Larry Hogan, 42, has been charged with four felony controlled substance crimes in the first degree stemming from an incident that took place on Sept. 2, 2021.

At approximately 10:51 p.m. on that date, Hogan's vehicle was pulled over on Interstate 94 near mile marker 100 because his Jeep's window tint appeared to be near 0% light transmission, according to the statement of probable cause.

Hogan admitted to the deputy who pulled him over that there was a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle, the statement read.

Upon searching the vehicle the deputy found a bag containing 3.5 grams of marijuana and a second bag containing marijuana residue in the center console, the statement read.

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In the trunk, the deputy found a small bag containing sandwich baggies, a black digital scale with residue that field-tested positive for cocaine and a razor blade, the statement read. A bag containing clothes rolled around several baggies that appeared to contain cocaine and crack cocaine were found, as well, the statement read.

A further search at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office located two measuring cups and a large bag of baking soda consistent with the manufacture of crack cocaine, the statement read.

The total weight of the cocaine that was found was 138.7 grams (about 5 ounces), The statement read.

The maximum sentence for each of Hogan's charges is 65 months to 40 years imprisonment and a $1 million fine.

Hogan appeared at the hearing via Zoom. His next hearing is scheduled for April 5.

William Gray Peterson

A Zimmerman man charged with three felony sex crimes also had his first hearing in Douglas County District Court via Zoom on Nov. 30.

William Gray Peterson, 38, is charged with one count of felony criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and two counts of felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree.

The maximum sentence for the first count is 144 months to 30 years imprisonment and/or a $40,000 fine, and 90 months to 25 years imprisonment and/or a $35,000 fine for the other two counts.

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All three counts are from allegedly engaging in sexual penetration or sexual contact with a victim under 13 years of age.

According to the statement of probable cause, Peterson's victim was 10 years old for most of the suspected time frame in which the alleged incidents took place.

During the hearing, Peterson said he is currently at a faith-based rehabilitation program in Minneapolis. He is free on a $30,000 bail or bond, according to court documents.

Peterson's next hearing is set for April 5.

Daniel Paul Campion

A Hastings man also made his first appearance in Douglas County District Court Wednesday on five charges, including three felonies, that stem from an incident that allegedly took place in 2018.

Daniel Paul Campion, 54, is charged with two counts of felony first degree driving while impaired and one count of felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, along with two misdemeanor charges.

The maximum sentence for the first two charges is seven years imprisonment and/or a $14,000 fine, and three years imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine for the third charge.

On Oct. 6, 2018, at approximately 1:42 a.m., Campion was pulled over on County Road 82 near Garfield after he repeatedly flashed his high-beam lights at an approaching deputy, according to the statement of probable cause. One of his vehicle's turn signals was on, as well, the statement read.

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The deputy noted that Campion's speech was slurred and he was speaking very slowly, the statement read. His pupils were also dilated, and the deputy could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Campion's breath, the statement read.

Campion said he had one beer at 10:30 p.m. and also identified himself by several different names, none of them his actual name, the statement read.

The deputy asked Campion to exit the vehicle, whereupon Campioin is alleged to have said, "I'll tell you what," before fleeing in the vehicle at a high rate of speed, the statement read.

Campion is alleged to have led deputies through several residential yards and also attempted to drive straight at one of the deputies, hitting the back passenger side of the squad car, causing damage, the statement read.

Campion allegedly lost control of his vehicle on 39th Avenue, going straight off the road into the ditch and striking a patch of trees, the statement read.

The vehicle immediately started on fire, and the deputies deployed fire extinguishers to keep it under control, the statement read.

The deputies were unable to extricate Campion from the vehicle right away due to his large physical size and because the door would not open, the statement read, but were able to eventually remove him through a window shortly before the vehicle became completely engulfed in flames.

BCA analysis later revealed Campion's ethyl alcohol concentration as being 0.183, more than twice the legal limit, the statement read.

Campion has a prior felony conviction for first degree DWI from 2005 in Hennepin County, along with several other alcohol-related convictions in other counties, court documents show.

Campion currently is in custody at the Douglas County Jail. His next hearing is scheduled for March 29.

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