Level 3 offender faces possible prison time for violations

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, July 25, 2018

An Albert Lea Level 3 offender is facing possible prison time after reportedly violating probation.

Cody Padraic Trott

Cody Padraic Trott, 28, allegedly violated terms set when he was placed on probation for up to five years in December after pleading guilty to felony escape from custody for cutting his ankle bracelet in November 2016 in Albert Lea. At the time, he was on intensive supervised release after finishing his four-year prison sentence for third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

A probation violation hearing in the case was Wednesday.

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Trott reportedly violated his probation by failing to remain law-abiding — he has been involved in 11 law enforcement matters since he was sentenced, including a domestic assault by strangulation charge, said Assistant Freeborn County Attorney Abigail Lambert.

Lambert said Trott violated his probation requirement to use no mind-altering chemicals by testing positive for methamphetamine May 25 and amphetamine July 13.

A contested revocation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. Lambert is expected to request Trott’s stayed 17-month prison sentence for cutting his ankle bracelet be executed. Lambert said Trott would receive credit for the more than 300 days he has served on the file.

In requesting he be released on his own recognizance, Trott said the case was the first time he has been on probation as an adult and he is already being held in other cases.

“This is just stupid,” he said.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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