State files to revoke probation for Dumas

The state has filed to revoke the probation of a 27-year-old Minot man who left his girlfriend’s two preschoolers unattended in his running car on Dec. 28, 2015 while the couple drank and gambled in a bar.

Daniel Norman Dumas pleaded guilty in May 2016 to Class C felony child neglect and received a deferred imposition of sentence for two years and two years of supervised probation.

The state is now alleging that Dumas violated his probation by using the amphetamine drug Vyvanse in June 2017, that he failed to meet with his probation officer in October, November and December 2017 and in January 2018, that he refused to allow a probation officer to search his phone on Dec. 18, 2017, and that he pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended driver’s license in December 2017.

Dumas was scheduled to make an initial appearance on the probation revocation charge on Friday in district court in Minot.

Dumas was also charged on Tuesday in McLean County with being a felon in possession of a firearm, a Class C felony, and with carrying a concealed firearm, a Class A misdemeanor. He was charged following a traffic stop in Garrison. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the officer found the gun under the passenger seat of the vehicle after Dumas gave permission to search his car. Dumas was also arrested on outstanding warrants from Ward County.

A judge revoked probation for Dumas in another case in December 2016 and ordered him to serve 30 days in jail and serve two years probation. Dumas had pleaded guilty in September 2015 to possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana, both Class C felonies, and was sentenced to probation.

The state has also filed to revoke the probation of his one-time girlfriend, Chelsea Erie, 24, who also received a deferred sentence after pleading guilty to child neglect. The state alleges that Erie violated her probation by leaving the scene of a property damage accident in September 2017. She pleaded guilty to the charge in Minot Municipal Court in January. Erie is also facing a new, unrelated charge of being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated on Jan. 26.

– Andrea Johnson

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