ARSON

Fire at Ponemah POW WOW Grounds Investigated as Arson

Firefighters responded to the fire around 9 a.m. Tuesday

PONEMAH, Minn. — A fire at the Ponemah POW WOW grounds in Ponemah, Minnesota is being investigated as arson. Firefighters responded around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning when one was of the structures was on fire. A firefighter with the Ponemah Fire Department says the building was used by elderly and those disabled to access the pow wows. Ponemah Fire was…

St. Cloud Bar Owner Accused Of Setting Fire

Andrew Welsh of St. Joseph is being held in the Stearns County Jail on suspicion of arson

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The owner of a historic St. Cloud bar has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally setting fire to the business. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says 40-year-old Andrew Welsh, of St. Joseph, is being held in the Stearns County Jail on suspicion of arson. Welsh is accused of setting the February 17 blaze…

Man Arrested in Fire that Damaged His Fargo Home Tuesday Night

He was caught about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – There’s quite a twist to a fire that heavily damaged a house at 1007 8th Avenue North in Fargo late Tuesday night. Police say that the resident of the home, 26-year old Tate Smith-Nerline, has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to the house. The charge: Endangering by Fire, a Class B felony. Detectives following up…

Fargo Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Girlfriend

The 44-year-old Davis is charged with murder, endangering by fire or explosion and arson.

FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting his apartment on fire has pleaded not guilty to charges. Authorities say 52-year-old Denise Marie Anderson died of traumatic injuries before the fire at Sheldon Davis’ apartment in August. The 44-year-old Davis is charged with murder, endangering by fire or explosion and arson and entered his pleas Wednesday in…

Murder, Arson Suspect Blames Media for “Printing Lies” as Judge Sets Bail

44-year-old Sheldon Davis' next scheduled court appearance is for his preliminary hearing on September 5

FARGO, N.D. — 44-year-old Sheldon Davis is charged in the death of 52-year-old Denise Anderson, his on and off girlfriend. He’s also charged with then setting a North Fargo apartment on fire. Davis is being held on a one-million-dollar bond. According to court documents, Davis previously told a friend he thought about killing Anderson. They also say he went to…

Bail Set At $1 Million Dollars in Arson/Murder Case

FARGO, ND — The Fargo man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting his apartment on fire appeared in court this morning on three felony counts, including murder. Bail was set at $1 million dollars, cash only for Sheldon Davis. Davis claims he’s innocent in the death of 52-year-old Denise Anderson. Authorities say she died of traumatic injuries before the…

Murder Victim’s Son Says He Confronted Her Alleged Killer, Told Him to “Stay Away”

44-year-old Sheldon Davis is accused of murdering 52-year-old Denise Anderson, then setting the apartment on fire

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting fire to his apartment is set to appear in court Tuesday morning on three felony counts including murder, arson and endangering by fire. Sheldon Davis claims he’s innocent in the death of 52–year–old Denise Anderson. Authorities say she died of traumatic injuries before the fire Thursday. Davis…

Fargo Man Officially Charged With Three Felonies In Girlfriend’s Death

Sheldon Davis claims he's innocent in the death of 52-year-old Denise Anderson

FARGO, ND — The Fargo man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting fire to his apartment is set to appear in court Tuesday morning on three felony counts including murder, arson and endangering by fire. Sheldon Davis claims he’s innocent in the death of 52-year-old Denise Anderson. Authorities say she died of traumatic injuries before the fire Thursday. Davis…

Man Arrested on Murder, Arson Charges Speaks Out

He says he was at a friend's house when the fire happened

FARGO, N.D. — 44–year–old Sheldon Davis was arrested on charges of murder and arson the day the body of 52–year–old Denise Anderson was found in an apartment on 12th Street North. Police say there were traumatic injuries on her that weren’t from the fire. “The only thing I can say is I wasn’t there,” Davis said. When asked if he knew…

Neighbors React to North Fargo Murder and Arson Case

One neighbor moved onto the street the day of the fire

FARGO, N.D. — Police identify the woman who was murdered in a North Fargo apartment that was on fire Thursday morning as 52-year-old Denise Anderson. Neighbor Tom Nygren moved onto the street the day of the fire. “I just came off break at work yesterday and first night there and the whole street’s blocked off, had no clue what was…