Lisa Azure, Minot, sentenced to 18 months for conspiracy to steal from Scheels

Lisa Marie Azure, 33, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison, with a requirement that she serve 18 months, and three years of supervised probation for conspiring to steal from Scheels on Feb. 4. Court records show that Judge Doug Mattson also ordered Azure to pay restitution of $1,045 and $525 in court costs. He also ordered her to have no contact with Scheels. The state dropped a second C felony theft charge against Azure.

A co-defendant, Steven Howard Oettle, is charged in district court with Class C felony conspiracy to commit theft and Class C felony theft. Those charges are still pending.

The sentence for Azure is concurrent with sentences in other cases, including Class C felony possession of methamphetamine and Class C felony possession of a Schedule II depressant. The judge also revoked her probation in a 2015 Class C felony child neglect case and gave her a concurrent sentence on the probation revocation with the theft and drug possession charges. The child neglect case will be considered closed when Azure finishes serving her sentence since she failed to successfully complete probation.

Azure had pleaded guilty in March 2016 to exposing her daughter, who was 10 at the time, to drugs in her home in Minot.

Mattson also recommends that Azure be accepted for drug addiction treatment while she is incarcerated.


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