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Man sentenced for pole barn break-in

Anthony Dean Devall, 29, of rural Ponsford was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree burglary.

According to court records, on Jan. 15 deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a rural Becker County property. Two men, one of them Devall, stole batteries out of boats stored in a pole shed and stole a toolbox, as well as LED lights that were on a tool bench. A deputy pulled them over and the stolen items were found in their vehicle.

Devall appeared in court April 18 before District Judge Jay Carlson, who sentenced him to 18 months in prison, stayed five years. He was ordered to serve 120 days in jail, with credit for 80 days served. He must pay restitution of $1,244, a $1,000 fine, and $1,165 in court fees. He was ordered to get a mental health evaluation and was placed on supervised probation for five years.