assault

Ponsford man found guilty of assault using cinderblock

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – A federal jury has convicted a Ponsford, Minn. man for a violent assault on the White Earth Indian Reservation last June. Twenty-two-year-old Wesley Warren was found guilty on two of four counts including assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each…

Update: Suspect arrested for attempted murder, teen hospitalized with stab wounds

UPDATE:  Police say a man is in custody in connection with a stabbing Friday morning in south Fargo. Twenty-three-year-old Arthur Kollie is being held on suspicion of attempted murder. The victim is a 14-year-old girl. Her last known condition was stable.   FARGO (KVRR) – Police are looking for a male suspect following a stabbing in south Fargo. Police were…

Man arrested for assaulting boy in port-a-potty

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Brooklyn Park police said Friday they’ve made an arrest in the sexual assault of a 6-year-old boy in a portable toilet in a local park. Officials say the boy’s family was having a gathering in Willowstone Park Wednesday when the child disappeared. A family member then saw the boy coming out of a port-a-potty followed by…

Man Accused of Assaulting Menard’s Worker Over Masks, Hits Officer With Hammer

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — A man accused of assaulting a Menard’s employee in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Wednesday, also drags an officer and hits him in the head with a hammer. Police say the 61-year-old suspect hit the Menard’s worker with some lumber after a mask dispute. Police responded and a “slow speed pursuit” began near the Hutchinson Mall. The man stopped…

Update: Tuesday assault in West Fargo not related to earlier incidents

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Precautionary lockdowns were ordered at four West Fargo schools Tuesday morning while police responded to a report of an aggravated assault. The assault was reported  in the area of 9th St. and 13th Ave. E. The suspect was seen running eastbound from the scene. West Fargo High School, Willow Park Elementary School, Eastwood Elementary  and…

Cramer co-sponsors bill that would make assaulting officers a federal crime

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer is co-sponsoring a bill that would create federal penalties for people who target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence. Cramer says the Protect and Serve Act would make it a federal crime to knowingly cause, or attempt to cause serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. Offenders could be sentenced…

Six charged after violent assault at Mayville State University

Norberto Zapata, Jr.MAYVILLE, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – Four men and a juvenile have been charged with a violent assault on the Mayville State University campus. The search continues for another suspect, 37-year-old Norberto Zapata, Jr., who has been charged with attempted murder.  The others face assault-conspiracy charges. Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt says none of the suspects attend Mayville State and…

Former U.S. Attorney for ND breaks down riot investigation

"As a former federal prosecutor I was thinking to myself the variety of tools in the federal prosecutor tool box to hold people accountable."

WASHINGTON – Days after the attack on the U.S. capitol federal agencies have made dozens of arrests. “As I was watching the attack unfold, as a former federal prosecutor I was thinking to myself the variety of tools in the federal prosecutor tool box to hold people accountable,” Former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Tim Purdon said. Those tools include…

Minnesota trooper assaulted after Brooklyn Center crash

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota state trooper who was attacked by a driver at the scene of a crash in Brooklyn Center managed to subdue the suspect with the help of a Taser and a passing motorist. The attack happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday after the trooper stopped to investigate a single vehicle crash.  The suspect, a 38-year-old…