SABIN, Minn. – Authorities say a 19-year-old man fired a Taser at a Clay County sheriff’s deputy before the deputy shot him with a gun on Saturday night, Feb. 10, in Sabin. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a news release Monday, Feb. 12, with details of the shooting that left Brady Allen Adrian with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.
FARGO – A courtroom full of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s loved ones heard a grisly tale of how the 22-year-old Fargo woman died after her infant daughter was cut from her womb by Brooke Lynn Crews, a neighbor who lured the pregnant woman to her death by asking for help.
FARGO – A woman was sentenced to 60 days after pleading guilty to exploitation of a vulnerable adult and theft of property for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her elderly mother. Caroline Conrad, who will be allowed to serve her sentence on electronic home monitoring, was also ordered to pay restitution. She entered guilty pleas and was sentenced Monday, Jan. 22. Prosecutors say the amount she will be responsible for paying back will top $500,000.
FARGO -- An organizer of a women’s march that drew upwards of 700 people here Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, said she personally took to heart the theme of this year’s demonstration, which urged women and others to take “a step beyond” the one-day event.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Fergus Falls auto dealership has filed a defamation suit against KARE 11, alleging that the TV news station published false and misleading statements in stories about a former dealership employee and claims of overcharging law enforcement agencies.
FARGO – A federal judge on Thursday, Dec. 21, sentenced a Chicago man to 40 years in prison for the sexual trafficking of five women, including one minor. Prosecutors had asked for a life sentence for Anthony Collier, 30, but U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson said it was possible Collier might someday grow up and put his intelligence and talents to legitimate use.
FARGO – A Cass County District Court judge has ordered a man to spend 23 years in prison for his conviction on attempted murder and other charges connected to an armed standoff at a West Fargo hotel in March 2016.
FARGO — A West Fargo man is accused in Cass County District Court of seriously injuring his 3-month-old son. Aaron D. Kempfer is charged with one count of child abuse, a Class B felony. West Fargo police received a report in November from social workers that a 3-month-old had been admitted to the hospital with two bruised eyes, a fractured arm and fractured ribs, according to court documents. The child's father, identified in court documents as Kempfer, initially told police he did not know how the injuries occurred, court documents stated.
FARGO – A Cass County District Court judge on Tuesday, Dec. 19, set the bail amount for a former Fargo priest who faces child sexual abuse charges at $5 million cash only – a stratospheric amount nearly unheard of in area courtrooms. Prosecutors had asked for the amount, arguing that Fernando Laude Sayasaya posed a flight risk, given that he fled to the Philippines about 15 years ago and never returned of his own volition, even though he told investigators at the time that he would return.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The bodies of two recently divorced attorneys were discovered in an apartment here late Wednesday, Dec. 6, following what authorities say was a homicide and a suicide. A preliminary investigation shows Ryan Christopher Cheshire, an Otter Tail County prosecutor, fatally shot attorney Sarah Ruth Cheshire and then fatally shot himself, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The two were both 41 years old and were living in separate Fergus Falls residences, the bureau said.