attempted murder

State’s Attorney: Officers Actions Were Reasonable During Shootout

An investigation found that officers fired at Salamah Pendleton after he fired first

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks State’s Attorney Haley Wamstad has found that officers actions were reasonable in the shootout with Salamah Pendleton last month. An investigation found that officers fired at Pendleton after he fired first and then he opened fire on them a second time. He is accused of shooting and killing his own mother along with Grand…

Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder after Shooting Man

Police say all three people involved knew each other.

UPDATE: Forty-year-old Ellen Klaypenh was arrested for attempted murder. Fargo Police say the victim is expected to live. They are not releasing any other information at this time.   FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Police are investigating an incident that left one man hospitalized with a gunshot wound on Thursday. Officers responded to the 1500 block of 27 Avenue South at approximately 8…

Inmate Who Attacked Hospital Staffer Found Not Guilty

The inmate was ordered to be committed to the North Dakota State Hospital for evaluation.

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–North Dakota State Hospital inmate who assaulted and attempted to murder a staff member in 2019 has been found not guilty. Thirty-two-year-old Jason Benefiel was accused of choking, striking and kicking an employee at the hospital where he was a patient. Southeast District Court, Judge Cherie Clark Wednesday found that Benefiel had, in fact, committed the crimes as charged,…

Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony Is Walking “Perfectly”

Landen survived the attack and has since made an incredible recovery

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The boy who was thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America earlier this year is walking perfectly with even legs. That is according to an update on an online fundraiser for five-year-old Landen. It says the boy is now walking again and is even back at school. Landen was seriously hurt when 24-year-old Emmanuel Aranda…

Man Accused of Firing At Officers And Into The Radisson Faces Five Felony Charges

54-year-old Henry Aiken remains in the Cass County Jail

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo man who fired shots at officers and into the lobby of the Radisson early Friday morning is charged with five felony counts. 54-year-old Henry Aiken is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, terrorizing, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm. Bond was set at $500,000. Officers were dispatched just before 4 a.m. on Friday…

Arizona Man Sentenced For Shooting & Robbery Last Year In Valley City

22-year-old Cornelious Johnson was given 10 years in prison for two counts of attempted murder and one count of robbery

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A Mesa, Arizona man has been sentenced for a shooting and robbery in Valley City last November. 22-year-old Cornelious Johnson was given 10 years in prison for two counts of attempted murder and one count of robbery. The sentence was part of a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to all three charges. The man…

No Trial For Man Accused Of Shooting A Man Last November In Valley City

22-year-old Cornelious Johnson has reached a plea deal in the case.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The trial for an Arizona man accused of shooting a man in Valley City last November has been called off. 22-year-old Cornelious Johnson has reached a plea deal in the case. He has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and robbery. Sentencing has been set for October 24. The man Johnson shot is now 20 and continues…

Mental Evaluation Ordered For Woman Accused of Shooting Two Men

32-year-old Sadie Rix of Austin, Texas made her initial appearance in court

TRAILL CO., ND — A mental evaluation has been ordered for the woman accused of shooting two men in Portland, North Dakota. 32-year-old Sadie Rix of Austin, Texas made her initial appearance in court. Rix is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. The two men wounded in the shooting in late June were…

Jamestown Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Police Scuffle

Ray Hunter is accused of trying to grab a loaded handgun from his car

JAMESTOWN, ND — A man who got into a scuffle with Jamestown Police last month has been charged with attempted murder. 47-year-old Ray Hunter of Jamestown is accused of trying to grab a loaded handgun from his car, which fell to the ground when officers removed him from the car. Hunter is also charged with endangerment, terrorizing, disorderly conduct and drug…