Previously: “Thank you madam foreman, you may be seated. Mr. Peterson approach the bench. You have been convicted on all counts—I am staying your sentence for fleeing a lawful traffic stop and ordering you to be transported as soon as possible to the correctional facility at Oak Park Heights, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota where you will serve, according to Minnesota sentencing guidelines, on each count, namely attempted aggravated assault on a sheriff’s deputy in the performance of his duty, and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, to be served consecutively.”
“But Your Honor, that means my client won’t be eligible for parole for forty years.”
“You are correct, counsellor,” Judge Fisher replied.
“You may appeal, if you wish,” Fisher said, then looked at Chief Deputy Earp, “Would it be possible for Chief Deputy Shouse to fly the prisoner directly to Lake Elmo airport—to facilitate Mr. Carlson’s transfer to Oak Park?”
“I will contact her immediately and ask her to report to the airfield as soon as possible.”
“Thank you Wyatt. Bailiff—escort Mr. Carlson to his cell, please. Deputy Silverthorn, please assist the bailiff.”
“Yes, Your Honor.” Continue reading