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Sterling Haukom back in custody, accused of violating conditions of release

KAAL-TV
Updated: May 26, 2021 05:12 PM
Created: May 26, 2021 02:00 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The man accused of killing a Rochester teen while driving under the influence is back in custody after being released earlier this month.

Sterling Haukom was booked into the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center Monday morning. According to court records and police, it appears Haukom violated one of the conditions of his release.

Court documents show Haukom would be required to use an electric alcohol monitoring device while out on bond. Documents state Haukom violated those conditions on May 10, a week after being released on bond, and then again on May 25.

Haukom was arrested Monday after his monitoring device shut down for nearly eight hours overnight. 

Documents outline the violations:

  • May 10, 2021: Submitted 2 p.m. test at 3:25 p.m.
  • May 25, 2021: Missed 12 a.m. test - Was apprehended on my apprehension order on May 25, 2021 8:59 a.m.

Below is timeline on (Monday's) violation:

  • 12:47 a.m: Received call from Midwest Monitoring Reporting clients EAM device has shut down due to having depleted battery.
  • 12:50 a.m: Called client, attempting to inquire about Pretrial EAM Violation, no answer.
  • 12:51 a.m: Called client, attempting to inquire about Pretrial EAM Violation, LVM.
  • 12:54 a.m: Sent text message requesting return call as soon as possible.
  • 12:56 a.m: Called client, attempting to inquire about Pretrial EAM Violation, no answer.
  • 12:57 a.m: Called client, attempting to inquire about Pretrial EAM Violation, no answer.
  • 7:40 a.m: Called client, attempting to inquire about Pretrial EAM Violation, no answer.

Haukom is scheduled to be back in court Thursday afternoon.

Haukom is charged with felony criminal vehicular homicide and a gross misdemeanor of DWI in the death of 18-year-old Erika Cruz on February 23, 2021. Haukom pled not guilty to both charges in late March. 


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