Cass County Jail

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…

F5 Project Helps Felons Readjust To Society

Project Helps Inmates Rebuild Their lives On The Outside

FARGO, ND — A Fargo man wants to show that former criminals aren’t castoffs. He’s dedicated to showing the value, determination, and hustle of felons while helping them rebuild their own lives right here in our region. His efforts are getting noticed more and more, and more and more people are claiming he’s helping to save their lives. It’s Wednesday…

Fargo Woman Set to Be Released After 400 Days in Jail

Tricia Taylor serves more than 400 days on a contempt of court charge

FARGO, ND — A Fargo woman is set to be released from Cass County Jail after serving more than 400 days on a contempt of court charge. Thirty-five-year-old Tricia Taylor’s contempt conviction was reversed on appeal to the North Dakota Supreme Court. She was held after she failed to turn over her children to their father, who was granted custody….

Man Charged With Terrorizing With A Gun

Fargo police responded to the report of a man waving a gun at another person at 402 23rd Street South around 8 p.m. but found the suspect had left.

FARGO (KFGO) – A man with no permanent address is in the Cass County jail, arrested Tuesday night on a terrorizing charge. Fargo police responded to the report of a man waving a gun at another person at 402 23rd Street South around 8 p.m. but found the suspect had left. 26-year old William Mayville was later found at another residence…