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June 30, 2011
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Magazine solicitor held on warrant

A 24-year-old Minnesota man cited for soliciting magazine subscriptions without a permit was held without bail after a records check revealed a nationwide warrant for his arrest for a probation violation on a threats charge.

Donell M. Tyson of Rochester, Minn., and a second man were stopped Tuesday afternoon after residents in the Wildhorse and Santa Barbara neighborhoods reported they were going door-to-door for magazine subscriptions.

In issuing citations for failing to have traveling merchant permits, deputies discovered that Tyson had an outstanding warrant from Olmsted County, Minn., with nationwide extradition.

His companion was released at the scene, but Tyson was taken to Douglas County Jail.

He appeared Wednesday before East Fork Justice Tom Perkins who said Tyson could waive extradition and wait for Minnesota officials to pick him up, or fight his return and spend the next few months in jail waiting for official paperwork.

Tyson elected to waive extradition.

Perkins gave Minnesota officials until July 14 to pick him up.

"If they don't come get you by July 14, I'll see you July 15, and probably cut you loose," Perkins said.

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 30, 2011 05:55PM Published Jun 30, 2011 05:53PM Copyright 2011 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.