A Kingsley man who was convicted of two crimes while he was on probation for charges of theft from a funeral home and tax evasion will now go to prison. A judge in Plymouth County District Court on Wednesday revoked the probation of 50-year-old Mark Rohde.
Rohde pleaded guilty in August of last year and was ordered to repay the Mauer-Johnson funeral business of Le Mars about $180,000. He was convicted of taking the money while he was a percentage partner. A judge had suspended prison sentences and placed him on probation.
Earlier this month, a jury found Rohde guilty of two harassment charges involving his former partners in November of last year. A judge Wednesday ruled that Rohde violated conditions of his probation and should serve up to five years for tax evasion and up to ten years for theft.
He was also ordered to serve up to 30 days for each of the harassment convictions. The sentences are to be served at the same time.