Eric Lemer, Carpio, sentenced for felony criminal mischief and theft

Eric Allan Lemer, 27, will serve about two years in prison for Class B felony criminal mischief and Class B felony theft for stealing a vehicle and other property and damaging the vehicle in December 2018.

Court records show that Lemer appeared in district court in Stanley on Thursday and Judge Todd Cresap sentenced him to a total of three years, with one year suspended, and two years of supervised probation. The sentences are concurrent. Restitution in the case is reserved for 90 days. Lemer was also ordered to pay $775 in court costs.

Lemer also pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, a C felony, and possesion of methamphetamine, an A misdemeanor. The state dismissed charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, a C felony, carrying a concealed weapon and providing false information to law enforcement, both A misdemeanors.

Levi Leonard Heil, 28, Mandan, was charged in the same case with prohibited possession of a firearm, a Class C felony.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Lemer was spotted driving a Dodge Ram in New Town early on Dec. 4. Heil was a passenger. Lemer appeared fidgety and had scabs on his face, according to the affidavit. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Minot and the license plates for the vehicle were from a different vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Bismarck. Lemer and another man had painted part of the stolen vehicle black at a residence in New Town. A search of the vehicle turned up stolen items, meth and drug paraphernalia and a handgun. Also in the vehicle was a BB gun, tools, binoculars, night vision a crowbar and spray paint.

Lemer has previous theft related convictions.