Joshua Lochthowe, Minot, sentenced to 2 years supervised probation for tampering with deputy’s body camera

Joshua Ryan Lochthowe, 27, was sentenced on Wednesday to 360 days in jail, all suspended, and two years of supervised probation for tampering with a Ward County Sheriff’s Department deputy’s body camera on Dec. 27, 2019. North Central District Court Judge Stacy Louser also ordered Lochthowe to pay $525 in court costs. If he successfully completes probation, the Class C felony charge will be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor.

Lochthowe was found guilty by a jury in September of assaulting the deputy, Joseph Jackson, while resisting arrest after he was stopped on Dec. 27, 2019, then speeding away with the deputy’s body camera still in his pickup. Lochthowe is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges on Dec. 7 before Judge Gary Lee.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the body camera was located and turned in to the jail after the incident. Deputies reviewed the footage, which depicted Lochthowe speeding away, then getting stuck at a gravel pit. Lochthowe had tried to turn off the camera but instead he turned it off and then on again. He can be heard leaving the vehicle and then throwing the camera through the air.


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