Evan Darden sentenced to three years for possession of stolen truck, writing forged check

Evan Mitchell Darden, 28, of Lake Stevens, Wash., was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison, with a requirement that he serve three years, and three years of superivsed probation for possession of a stolen vehicle and writing a check using a stolen checkbook on Sept. 17.

Court records show that Judge Richard Hagar also ordered Darden to have no contact with the victims and to pay $1,350 in court costs. Restitution in the cases is reserved for 90 days.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Darden was acting in a disorderly manner and going in and out of the Berthold Cenex Store. He was driving a white truck with a UND Sioux logo in the back window that had been reported stolen from Bismarck. Inside the vehicle was a checkbook belonging to a Bismarck man. Darden had written a check using the stolen checkbook to pay for fuel and other items in the store.

The state has also filed to revoke Darden’s probation on a Class A felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

The sentence on the probation revocation is concurrent with the sentences on the new charges.


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