Madelia Man Prison Sentence 14 Feb 13

A Madelia man was sentenced to 21 months in prison in Brown County Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to felony theft by check. 41-year-old David Arnold Arizmendi was originally charged with the crime in April of 2008, but a warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear for a pre-trial hearing in August of 2008, and he didn’t appear back in court until this past December. He was given credit for the 71 days served in jail since that time, and was ordered to report to prison on Tuesday following his sentencing. He has also been ordered to pay over $3,300 in restitution.