Crime

Update: Jury deliberating Pendleton murder trial

"Aiming for Officer Holte's legs not intending to kill. I knew that if you kill one of these guys it will take a long time getting through it."

UPDATE – The jury in the Salamah Pendleton trial has the case and were sent home around 4:30 Tuesday. They will return Wednesday morning to continue deliberating. Prosecutor Carmell Mattison says Salamah Pendleton’s state of mind was reckless and intentional. “If you recall that book that was in his living room opened up was on the page of homicide. It…

Fargo Police required to present hate crime findings to city commissioners

"I'm going to be reporting on the hate crimes in terms of whether or not the city ordinance was issued or reports where the city ordinance was applied or federal law was applied."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — City commissioners vote for the Fargo Police department to provide them with reports of hate crimes the department has identified. “I’m going to be reporting on the hate crimes in terms of whether or not the city ordinance was issued or reports where the city ordinance was applied or federal law was applied. Our current hate…

Search for Pennington Co. murder suspect

PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) – A man who spent time in federal prison after pipe bombs were found at his hunting cabin near Oklee, Minnesota is wanted for a rural Pennington County murder. A federal warrant is out for 44 year old Eric Reinbold who’s considered armed and dangerous. In 2018 a federal jury found him guilty on explosive charges….

North Dakota BCI agents testify in Pendleton trial

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Testimony continues in day six of the Salamah Pendleton trial. The jury heard from two North Dakota BCI agents who investigated the scene of last year’s shooting that left Grand Forks officer Cody Holte and Pendleton’s mother dead. Photos shown during Wednesday’s testimonies show how Pendleton’s apartment was marked by investigators who returned to the…

Moorhead Police investigate shooting

400 block 7th Street South, Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) –Moorhead police are investigating a shooting at a Moorhead neighborhood. A shooting around 4:30 a.m. had Moorhead Police responding to the 400 block of 7th Street South. “I was in bed and I could hear outside because my windows were open and I heard three pops and I came down stairs and I called 911. It was…

Southern Minnesota officer shoots and kills armed individual

MINNEAPOLIS – An officer in Olivia, Minnesota shot and killed a person the police department said was armed during an “altercation” in an alley early Sunday morning. According to the department, the “armed individual” confronted the officer. The person was taken to a nearby hospital but died there. The department did not identify the officer or the person who was…

Police officers testify in Salamah Pendleton trial

"It smelled like a gun range. There were bullet holes everywhere. Like I said, the sound of running water from the water heater being shot up."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) —The trial for a man accused of killing his mother and a Grand Forks Police Officer has ended for the week. Salamah Pendleton will be back in court Tuesday. “It smelled like a gun range. There were bullet holes everywhere. Like I said, the sound of running water from the water heater being shot up,” Grand…

Opening statements delivered, witness testimony begins in Pendleton trial

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Opening statements are given and witness testimony begins in the trial of the man accused of killing his mother and Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte. In the prosecution’s opening arguments, prosecutor Carmell Mattison emphasized the state’s reliance on photos and videos as evidence in the trial of 42-year-old Salamah Pendleton. That was made clear…

Jury selection begins in trial of man accused of killing Grand Forks officer Cody Holte

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Jury selection is underway in the trial of the man accused of killing Grand Forks Police officer Cody Holte last year. Forty-two-year-old Salamah Pendleton is accused of shooting and killing Holte at an apartment in Grand Forks last May while authorities were serving an eviction notice. Pendleton is also accused of shooting and killing his…

Jury selection begins in trial of man accused in shooting death of Grand Forks officer

GRAND FORKS, ND (KVRR) Jury selection begins in the trial for the man charged with killing a Grand Forks police officer and his own mother. Salamah Pendleton is accused of shooting and kiling 29-year-old Officer Cody Holte in an apartment in May 2020 while authorities were serving an eviction notice. Pendleton’s 61-year-old mother was also shot and killed. He is…