A Baldwin man convicted of child pornography possession was sentenced in August to 18 years in prison.

The sentence, issued by St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Scott Needham, also calls for Michael A. Huston, 53, to spend 42 years on extended supervision and pay an $8,144 fine. Huston was convicted April 25 of eight counts of child porn possession, a felony.

The charges stemmed from an April 5, 2018, incident when a Department of Corrections officer, acting on an anonymous tip passed along from Baldwin police, reported finding child porn images on Huston’s cellphone.

He was sentenced in 2002 to seven years in prison and 10 years on extended supervision on a first-degree child-sexual assault conviction. His probation was revoked in 2009 after he failed to comply with a mandated sex-offender evaluation; he was sent back to prison for two more years.

Commitment ordered for suspect in Somerset incident

A judge in July committed a Washburn County man accused of attempting to disarm a police officer after intentionally crashing into another motorist to eight years in a secure institution.

St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Scott Needham on July 26 found Marshall E. Bullis, 34, guilty but not guilty due to mental disease or defect on two counts: attempting to disarm an officer and second-degree recklessly endangering safety. Charges of substantial bodily harm while resisting an officer, substantial battery and criminal property damage were dismissed.

The Stone Lake man will be committed to the state’s Department of Health Services as part of the sentence. He was charged after a Nov. 11, 2018, incident in which he was allegedly on his way to kill his parents when he chased a stranger into Somerset on Highway 64, crashed into her multiple times and fought with three deputies and a Somerset Police officer, according to a criminal complaint.

Pursuit suspect sentenced to prison

A Twin Cities man convicted of fleeing police in St. Croix County sentenced in July to prison.

St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Scott Needham sentenced 54-year-old Dean Curley to three years in prison and three years on extended supervision. The White Bear Lake man was convicted in May of fleeing or eluding an officer and felony amphetamine possession with intent to deliver. Charges of cocaine possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

The charges stemmed from a Jan. 16 incident that began in Minnesota’s Anoka County and eventually crossed into Wisconsin, where he was arrested after being witnessed tossing bags from his vehicle. He had been charged in an almost identical 2017 two-state incident that led to a methamphetamine possession conviction.

Prison ordered for former St. Croix County teacher, coach

A former Glenwood City teacher who also worked as a coach and served on city council was sentenced to prison after pleading felony sex crimes.

St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Edward Vlack sentenced Peter L. Gaustad Aug. 8 to nine years in prison and 12 years on extended supervision. Gaustad, 46, pleaded guilty in May to child sexual exploitation and causing a child to view sexual activity.

The charges stemmed from a 2017 incident involving a 15-year-old girl in Missouri who came forward to her mother about online interactions she’d had with Gaustad. The activity, later reported to Missouri authorities, included the exchange of nude photos.

Gaustad previously served as the assistant girls’ varsity basketball coach, the girls’ JV basketball coach and the head girls’ varsity softball coach at Glenwood City High School.