Jeanette Kaseman, Minot, sentenced for delivery of meth, thefts, burglaries, forgery

Jeanette Pauline Kaseman, 37, Minot, will end up serving about five years in prison, minus time she has already served, for delivering 61.48 grams of methamphetamine on May 17, 2018 to a confidential informant working for the Ward County Narcotics Task Force. Kaseman also pleaded guilty on Friday to multiple other felony charges, including burglaries, thefts, and forgeries and received concurrent or suspended consecutive sentences. Kaseman will also be ordered to pay restitution to the victims and court costs.

Kaseman, who was known to her clients as “J. Rock” according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, had been charged with an A felony carrying a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison for the meth delivery charge. Instead, she was sentenced to 10 years, with five years suspended, and three years of supervised probation. She also pleaded guilty to a Class B felony charge of conspiracy to deliver meth and received a concurrent sentence. Her husband, William Kaseman, was charged as a co-defendant in the meth conspiracy case and is accused of driving her to the scene of the drug deal.

Kaseman has racked up a number of other charges in the past year.

On Aug. 21, she rented a cleaning machine and failed to return it to a local business. She pleaded guilty to Class C felony theft of property in that case on Friday.

On Aug. 27, she tried to cash a fraudulent Three Affiliated Tribes check. A search of her vehicle turned up a firearm, books of stolen check blanks from two different people, and forged checks. She pleaded guilty on Friday to prohibited possession of a firearm by a felon, a Class C felony, unauthorized use of personal identifying information to obtain credit, a Class C felony, and two counts of Class A misdemeanor forgery in connection with that incident.

On Sept. 5, Kaseman burglarized a storage unit in Minot. She was identified based on DNA on a coffee cup that she left behind in the storage unit that was tested by the State Crime Lab. David Brainard is charged as a co-defendant in that case. Kaseman pleaded guilty to Class C felony burglary in that case.

On Sept. 15, Kaseman lied that she was employed by Kalix and made $795.88 in unauthorized charges on Kalix’s business charge account at Marketplace Foods in Minot. She bought groceries, cough syrup, and cat and dog food at the store. For that offense, she pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor theft of property.

On March 4, Kaseman burglarized the cafeteria at Trinity Hospital in Minot. She broke into the cafeteria and also broke into a locked office inside the cafeteria and stole money, gift cards and other items. Jazmine Power is charged as a co-defendant in that case. Kaseman pleaded guilty to Class C felony burglary in that case.

Kaseman pleaded guilty on Friday to driving with a suspended driver’s license on March 26. She had been apprehended after a Ward County deputy spotted her driving and recognized that she had outstanding warrants. According to police, Kaseman then fled at speeds approaching up to 100 mph, stopped in an area surrounded by a coulee and then fled on foot.

Other charges were dropped under the terms of the binding plea deal.

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