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Forum staff reports, Published September 16 2011

Hawley man barred from Clay facilities gets time served on charges

MOORHEAD – A 59-year-old Hawley, Minn., man who is barred by restraining order from visiting any Clay County facility except under certain conditions was sentenced today to 24 days of jail already served on two separate charges.

Judge Sally Ireland Robertson convicted Duane Charles Hansen in a bench trial in Clay County District in August on charges connected to two incidents earlier this year.

He was found guilty of disorderly conduct after he intimidated employees of a Hawley bank for not having gold coins in May. He was found guilty of disorderly conduct and fourth-degree assault of a police officer after he became agitated at the city’s rodeo in June and bumped into the Hawley police chief as he was escorted away.

As well as the 24 days he has already served, Hansen was sentenced to 341 days in jail stayed for two years he’ll serve on probation.

County officials received a restraining order against Hansen due to his history of harassing them and making vague threats, according to court records.