Cass County Jail

Woman Accused of Arson At Marshalls In Twin Cities Arrested In Fargo

Lewonda Jones is being held in the Cass County Jail

FARGO, N.D. — A Brooklyn Center woman who is accused of setting a fire inside a Twin Cities store has been arrested in Fargo. 38-year-old Lewonda Jones is being held in the Cass County Jail pending her return to Minnesota. Hennepin County authorities charged Jones with arson after she set a clothing rack on fire at Marshalls on Nicollet Mall…

Fargo Police Thank Young Crime Fighters In Drug Bust

They quickly pointed out which way Mcclain was running and cheered on detectives as they gave chase on foot.

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police are thanking a group of young crime fighters after a drug bust on Thursday. According to the Fargo Police Department Facebook page the following happened: On Thursday July 12th, the Fargo Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Metro Street Crimes Unit served a narcotics search warrant at a local motel room. As officers were making…

Inmate Video Visitation System Now Available At Cass County Jail

Visitors have the option of either going to the jail or they can reserve time for a remote visit

FARGO, N.D. — A new video visitation system is up and running at Cass County Jail. Inmate visitation is now available 7 days a week starting at 8 am and ending each night when the housing units lockdown for the evening. Visitors have the option of either going to the jail to use one of five video stations that have…

Knife Wielding Suspect Under Arrest

Two victims told officers they were walking in the 600 block of 1st Avenue North when a man riding a bike pulled a knife from his pocket and yelled at them as he approached.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – A man who threatened others with a knife in downtown Fargo was arrested overnight. Two victims told officers they were walking in the 600 block of 1st Avenue North when a man riding a bike pulled a knife from his pocket and yelled at them as he approached. Believing they were in danger, they called 9-1-1…

Marijuana Bust Along I-94 near West Fargo

A West Fargo Police K9 was called to the scene and indicated that drugs were in the car.

WEST FARGO (KFGO) – A California man was arrested after the state patrol says it made a traffic stop and I-94 near West Fargo and found a 100 lbs. of marijuana. A West Fargo Police K9 was called to the scene and indicated that drugs were in the car. The 33 year-old man, Steven Shipe of Eureka, CA, was taken…

Former Catholic Priest Accused of Molesting Brothers Changes Plea To Guilty

Fernando Sayasaya was accused of molesting the boys between 1995 and 1998

FARGO, N.D. — A former Catholic priest in Fargo and West Fargo has reached a plea deal and pleaded guilty to molesting two teenage brothers. 53-year-old Fernando Sayasaya was accused of molesting the boys between 1995 and 1998. He left the U.S. for the Philippines before he was charged. It took about 19 years before he was returned to this…

Cass County Jail Under Modified Lockdown

The jail is currently under full power from the local grid, but does not have the mandatory backup system available in the case of an unexpected power outage.

    FARGO, ND — The Cass County Jail is currently in a modified lockdown due to a failure of the backup power generator.  The jail is currently under full power from the local grid, but does not have the mandatory backup system available in the case of an unexpected power outage.  All inmates and staff are currently safe, and…

Court Dismisses Lawsuits Brought Against Cass County Jail By Four Inmates

Jail officials say they respect the religious rights of all inmates

    FARGO, N.D. — Lawsuits filed by four inmates of the Cass County Jail, demanding hundreds of millions of dollars, have been dismissed in District Court. In the first case filed in 2016, three inmates had accused several staff members of intentionally and secretly serving pork after they had notified the jail of religious restrictions. The jail had actually…

Five Million Dollar Bail for Former Fargo Priest Accused of Molestation

Prosecutors allege that Sayasaya abused two underage siblings from 1995 to 1998, while he was assigned to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and St. Mary's Cathedral in the Fargo area.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A judge has set bail at $5 million cash for a Catholic priest accused of molesting two boys in North Dakota in the 1990s. Fernando Laude Sayasaya appeared in court on Tuesday via video from the Cass County Jail. He’s facing two counts of gross sexual imposition. Sayasaya was recently returned to the United States from…

Man On Bicycle Arrested For DUI After Getting Hit By A Car

Scott Olsen Was Slightly Hurt In The Crash

FARGO, ND — A man on a bicycle was arrested by Fargo police Saturday night for DUI after he was struck by a car. 61-year old Scott Olsen of Fargo was crossing the street at 13th Avenue and 25th Street South when the crash happened around 7. Olsen received some minor injuries in the collision. He was also wanted on…