Man Charged For Murder On Spirit Lake Nation

A man faces a murder charge after allegedly killing another man on the Spirit Lake Nation.
Lance Robertson is charged in federal court with first degree murder. He made his first court appearance Thursday, but did not enter a plea.

Authorities say Robertson was drinking with five other people in Robertson’s Dodge Durango in the early morning hours of December 19.

Some occupants argued with Robertson and then left the vehicle while it was parked on a reservation road. Robertson allegedly revved the engine and ran over Larse Azure Jr.

Azure was pronounced dead at a Devils Lake hospital.