Danielle Marie Kelley
Danielle Marie Kelley

Danielle Marie Kelley, 37, Dazey, N.D., was sentenced for a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime – previous conviction.

A gross misdemeanor charge of introduction of contraband in a correctional facility was dismissed.

Kelley was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison stayed for five years.

She was ordered to serve supervised probation for five years. Kelley was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition, or explosives for her lifetime unless her civil rights are restored.

She was ordered to provide a DNA sample. Kelley was also ordered to pay $210 in fees and fines.

The charge stemmed from an April 25 police investigation involving a stolen vehicle that may be located in Thief River Falls.

According to the complaint, an officer learned Kelley had rented a room at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites for the night of April 23. Beyond that evening, he was unable to locate any other hotels where she may have been staying.

Using a fake Facebook account for investigative purposes, the officer started a conversation with Kelley. She wanted to be picked up in the 600 block of Duluth Ave. N. Kelley and Cody James Deese, 30, Dazey, N.D., were both arrested at that location.

Deese was standing near the vehicle and said he was working on it. Several tools were observed nearby. Deese allegedly told the officer that the female owner wanted him to work on the vehicle.

He believed she would be jealous because he was in Thief River Falls with Kelley. The stolen vehicle is owned by a man from Sanborn, N.D. Deese allegedly possessed a hypodermic needle prior to being booked into jail.

The stolen vehicle was later towed to a secured area of the Justice Center. Kelley possessed a gram of meth while she was being booked into jail. The court case continues to proceed against Deese.

Danielle Marie Kelley
Danielle Marie Kelley