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Man Wanted For Questioning In Motel Assault Arrested After Chase

Assault Happened At Budget Inn Motel

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A suspect wanted for questioning in an assault at a Grand Forks motel leads police on a chase. When officers approached Michael Sebjornson’s vehicle this morning, he took off. Officers used a PIT maneuver to stop the 32-year-old man at the intersection of 5th Street and 9th Avenue North. Sebjornson was arrested for fleeing, reckless driving,…

Man Accused Of Poisoning Infant With Antifreeze, Paternity Was In Question

Baby Survived And Is In Foster Care

Jeffrey ThomasBRAINERD, Minn. — A Brainerd man is accused of trying to poison an infant with antifreeze. 23-year-old Jeffrey Thomas is charged with attempted murder and assault. Thomas allegedly poisoned the 4-month-old girl after his wife became upset that he apparently fathered the child with another woman. A paternity test has not been completed, but Thomas says he’s not the…

Former Barnes County Jailer Faces Charges After Firing Gun At Car

Sean Blaskowski Resigned Shortly After Being Placed On Unpaid Leave

BARNES CO., N.D. — A former jail employee in Valley City has been charged after shots were fired at a car on a highway in Barnes County. A police report says Sean Blaskowski was attending a party in Litchville earlier this month when he got into a fight with another man. He pulled out a gun and people fled. Blaskowski…

Forbes Man Pleads Guilty In Child Neglect Case

(Update) According to the North Dakota Courts website, Robert Miner plead guilty on 6/25/2019 to Child Neglect. He agreed to the following conditions: Supervised probation, to have no contact with Stephanie Miner and the couple’s minor children and undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Miner also agreed to a reunification plan including, once defendant is released he will participate and complete an…

Suspect Who Allegedly Tried to Rob Liquor Store Dies of Gunshot Wound

He was transported to Regions Hospital, where he later died

  MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — A man who tried to hold up a liquor store in the Twin Cities has died after an employee shot him. Maplewood officers were called to Princess Liquors shortly before 8 p.m. Monday. Authorities say two suspects attempted to rob the liquor store and began to assault one of the employees. Another employee confronted the suspects…

North Dakota “Blue Alert” Suspect Appears in Court

Salvarado says he will not fight extradition back to North Dakota to face attempted murder and assault charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The suspect who allegedly tried to run down a Bismarck police officer and triggered a statewide Blue Alert manhunt appeared in court in South Dakota. Ulises Salvarado, 22, was arrested in Brookings, South Dakota after he went into a convenience store and asked the worker for help for a gunshot wound to his arm. He was…

One Suspect in Fergus Falls Shooting Released from Jail

He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — One of the men in custody for a drug-related shooting in Fergus Falls is out of jail. Derek Koch, 35, says he met his $250,000 bail after claiming he owns land in Dicky County. He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges. Authorities say Koch supplied the gun to three others in the November…

Two Injured in Late Night Robbery in North Fargo

The gunshot victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

  FARGO, N.D. — One person was shot and another person was injured in an alleged robbery in north Fargo. Police say an officer on patrol was flagged down by two people in the 600 block of 10th Street North at about 11 ‘o clock Thursday night. The officer says one of the people had a gunshot wound and another…

Authorities Identify Man Shot by Minneapolis Police at City Hall

Fischer has been charged with assault and aggravated robbery in a December 13 shooting that happened during a purported gun sale

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Authorities have identified a man who was shot by Minneapolis police at City Hall on Monday. Marcus Fischer, 18, of Minneapolis, is at a hospital being treated for his injuries. The BCA says it will release additional information, including the names of the officers who fired their weapons, once the interviews are complete. Fischer has been…

Clay County Jail Inmate on Work Release Accused of Sexual Assault

Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Prosecutors say a Clay County jail inmate sexually assaulted a woman after he was allowed work release. Twenty-eight-year-old Alexander Cookson of Hawley has been in custody awaiting trial for a number of charges including malicious punishment of a child. Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal. Clay County Attorney Bran Melton…