Cass County

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Auctions Off Confiscated Weapons

A Samurai sword and motorcycle among items sold

FARGO, N.D. — Going once. “Fifteen here. How about 20?” said training division corporal Jeffrey Olson. Going twice. “Going three times, sold,” Olson said. Everything from a samurai sword to a motorcycle was sold at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office 3rd annual firearms auction. Many of the items were confiscated by the court or donated. “It’s crazy some of the…

Cass County Deputies Tase Naked Casselton Man for Resisting Arrest

Authorities spotted him outside the gas station where they say he resisted arrest and shot him with a Taser

CASSELTON, ND — Cass County deputies used a Taser on a naked man outside a Casselton gas station before taking him into custody. James Decoteau, 23, of Casselton, was arrested for domestic violence and for having an outstanding warrant from Cass County. Deputies responded to a home at about three a.m. but were told Decoteau had already run from the…

Authorities Ask for Help in Locating Cass County Man

He was last seen Friday morning wearing blue jeans, a black baseball hat, brown hiking shoes and a blue t-shirt

CASS COUNTY, ND — A man last seen in Horace has gone missing. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating 49 year-old Jeremy Hoyt. He was last seen Friday morning wearing blue jeans, a black baseball hat, brown hiking shoes and a blue t-shirt. Hoyt is a white male, five-foot nine inches tall and 150…

Area Law Enforcement Leaders Hold Night to Unite Burger Challenge

Fargo Police Chief David Todd won "best burger" for the second year in a row

WEST FARGO, ND — It was a friendly burger cook-off, with a little bit of smack talk every now and then. F-M area police chiefs and sheriffs hosted a Night to Unite kickoff luncheon at the Copper Ridge Event Center. They demonstrated their cooking skills to show who could create the best burger. Night to Unite is an event that…

Harwood Man Accused Of Kidnapping Nebraska Teen Faces New Charges

Met Girl Through Online Gaming Site

FARGO, N.D. — A Harwood man is now charged in Cass County after luring a teen from Nebraska. Nichollas Johnson, 24,  is charged with gross sexual imposition and for having inappropriate photos of the 14-year-old girl. Police say Johnson met her through on online gaming site and he drove to Beatrice, Nebraska to pick her up. She was found at…

Pickup Rammed West Gate at Tharaldson Ethanol Plant

Cass County Authorities Seek Driver

CASS CO., ND — Cass County Sheriff’s authorities have released an image in hopes that you might be able to identify the pickup and its driver. It was around 3 in the morning on June 20th when the dark colored pickup drove through the West Gate at Tharaldson Ethanol Plant in Casselton. The pickup caused significant damage to the gate….

Woman Arrested for DUI After Driving into a Police Car

The officer inside the car was injured in the crash

WEST FARGO, ND — A woman was arrested for DUI after injuring a West Fargo officer by crashing into his squad car. It happened right outside the main entrance of the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. In the early hours of Sunday morning, police said a traffic stop on County Road 28 was interrupted by a crash. They said 29-year-old Ashley…

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney Receives 2017 NSA President’s Award

Sheriff Laney is adamant that the award is a direct reflection of all of the men and women of the Cass County Sheriff's Office during the lengthy deployment

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney has just received another prestigious award. During their annual conference in Reno, Nevada, the National Sheriff’s Association presented Laney with the 2017 NSA President’s Award. The recognition was for Laney’s role as incident commander in Morton County during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Laney credited his staff back home with…

Giving People a Chance: Fargo’s F5 Project Helping Former Inmates Strive for Success

The mission of the organization is to keep the past in the past

FARGO, ND — A Cass County organization’s mission is to keep the past, in the past. The F5 Project works to give former inmates a second chance. “I am a five-time felon and had the community around me not given me a chance, we wouldn’t be here today,” said Adam Martin, who is the executive director of the F5 Project….

Cass County Sheriff with President Trump as He Signs Laws Aimed at Supporting Law Enforcement

President Trump said he wants to help those, especially in law enforcement and the military, who have taken it upon themselves to protect us

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