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Redwood Falls man sentenced for receiving stolen property, aiding offender on probation

A Redwood Falls man was sentenced in Redwood County court last week for receiving stolen property and aiding an offender on probation.

According to court documents, on April 9 of last year, Redwood Falls police officers performed a search warrant on Main Street. Officer knocked and announced their presence multiple times, and forced entry was eventually made. Officers found Robert Edward Shaw, age 29, upstairs. Shaw stated he hadn’t answered the door because he was trying to persuade a woman in the residence to exit. Shawn then admitted that the learned the day before that the woman had a felony warrant for her arrest.

Shaw stated that at about 7 a.m. that morning, he had seen the woman drive a vehicle to his residence, and had asked if she could hide the vehicle in his garage. Officers located the stolen vehicle, valued at $15,000 in Shaw’s garage. With a second search warrant, officers located marijuana, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and a variety of types of drug paraphernalia in the residence.

On Sept. 27, Shaw was sentenced for charges of receiving stolen property, controlled substance crime in the fifth degree, and aiding an offender on probation. The sentence for all charges came to 12 months at the correctional facility in St. Cloud, stayed three years, and 60 days in the Redwood County jail with four days credit for time served, and three years supervised probation.


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