Minot Daily News
RUGBY, N.D. – A northern North Dakota farmer, Daryl Klein, is facing multiple counts of unlawful taking of a big game animal for shooting at least 20 deer because he was frustrated “with the deer eating his grain.” A North Dakota Game and Fish Department warden responding to a tip called in to the Report All Poachers hotline discovered “approximately 20” dead deer in or near the Klein farmstead near Balta. Some reports have the number of dead and wounded deer as high as 29.
MINOT, N.D. -- An 18-year-old Minot teen was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised probation Wednesday for shoplifting a handgun from Scheels in April, burglarizing a woman’s clothing store and for bail jumping. Court records show that Bryden Robert Charles Sommerfelt pleaded guilty to Class C felony theft of property, Class C felony burglary and to Class C felony bail jumping on Wednesday in district court in Minot.
MINOT, N.D -- A 25-year-old northern North Dakota man will serve just six years in prison for pointing a gun at a woman who was eight months pregnant, tying her up and robbing her house on April 8, 2016. "What I did was horrible," Jherik Anthony Hess of Burlington said at his sentencing hearing on Monday in Minot before Judge Richard Hagar. "I would never have done that in my right mind. There aren't words to describe how sorry I am."
MINOT, N.D. -- A 29-year-old Minot woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to using a fictitious name to file a child abuse or neglect complaint with Ward County Social Services against the father of her child.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 27-year-old Minot man is accused of groping a female correctional officer at the Ward County Jail on Sept. 15. Scott Ramon Parizek made an initial appearance on the Class A misdemeanor sexual assault charge on Wednesday in district court in Minot. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail and $3,000 in fines. He could also be required to register as a sex offender.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 36-year-old Minot woman is accused of shaking her 13-year-old son, putting him in a headlock and scratching his neck with her diamond ring during an argument on Sunday.
MINOT, N.D. — A 28-year-old man was taken to the hospital after he was apparently shot while in a vehicle outside a Minot apartment complex early Monday, Nov. 6. The man, who has not been identified, suffered a gunshot wound and was driven to Trinity Hospital by another person in the vehicle, according to the Minot Police Department. Officers responded to the hospital at 12:48 a.m. after a report of the victim arriving there. He was in stable condition.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 27-year-old Minot woman will serve about two years in prison for stabbing her sister during a domestic altercation on June 13, according to court records. Sara Beth York pleaded guilty Thursday in district court in Minot to Class C felony aggravated assault - domestic violence.
MINOT, N.D. - A Minot man, James Milton Blue II, has been sentenced to 20 years in the North Dakota State Penitentiary for shooting at his girlfriend, son and police at a trailer park, one of 17 felony charges against him. Blue entered an Alford guilty plea to 17 separate felony charges in North Central District Court in Minot Friday. An Alford plea can be entered by a defendant who maintains innocence but recognizes there is enough evidence to produce a guilty verdict. A Class C felony charge of contact by bodily fluids or excrement was dismissed by Judge Gary Lee.
MINOT, ND-- A Minot man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy who has a developmental disability and autism. Judge Stacy Louser sentenced 54-year-old Darrell Midkiff on Tuesday.The judge said she strongly opposed any possibility of early release for Midkiff. Prosecutors say the boy was playing with Midkiff's grandson at Midkiff's trailer in Minot last February when he was assaulted. Court documents say Midkiff's son called police to report the crime.