Cass County

Woman Charged After Crashing Vehicle into Tree in Cass County

Her condition is unknown

GARDNER, ND — A woman is charged with DUI after crashing her vehicle into a tree. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash around 2:30 this morning on County Road 81 near Gardner. They say 45-year-old Carlene Smith drove off the road, hit an embankment and went airborne into a tree. Smith was not wearing a seat belt…

Jurors Hear Opening Statements in Ashley Hunter Double Murder Trial

The defense said the state's timeline won't add up

FARGO, ND– A Fargo double–murder trial has begun with opening statements. Ashley Hunter’s attorney said there are missing pieces to the puzzle. The state took the jury through the events that lead to Ashley Hunter being charged with two counts of murder and one count of arson. The defense said that the timeline is incomplete and police stopped looking for…

Prosecutors Read Hunter’s Statement to Police on the Death of Clarence Flowers

Ashley Hunter's attorney says the state's timeline of events doesn't make sense

FARGO, ND — A Fargo double-murder trial begins with opening statements. Ashley Hunter’s attorney says the state’s timeline of events doesn’t make sense. Inside a room on the third floor of the Cass County Courthouse, a jury, along with a crowd, goes back in time to June 22nd of 2015. The state takes the courtroom through the events that lead to…

Jury Selected in Fargo Murder Trial; Friends and Family of Victims Prepare

One of the victim's roomates hopes the trial can bring closure to the family

FARGO, ND –After multiple delays, Ashley Hunter’s trial is set to begin. He is accused of killing two men in Fargo in 2015. For friends and family, it hasn’t been easy. “People say it was like it was yesterday,” said Dan Aubol, a close friend of Samuel Traut. “Your brain just takes snapshots of everything.” After nearly two years and…

Former MSUM Swim Coach Arrested for Luring a Minor

He's currently being held in the Cass County jail

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A former MSUM swim coach is charged with luring a minor using a computer. Twenty-two-year-old Nick Asmann is accused of communicating with a victim who was less than 15-years-old. Asmann is charged with one count of luring a minor and two counts of possessing prohibited materials. He’s currently being held in the Cass County jail. Asmann’s…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Teen

She is currently under the care of Cass County Social Services

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help looking for a missing teen. Fourteen-year-old Lena Deoliveira left Breckenridge on May 9th. She is described as a white female, 5′ 8″ tall, 145 pounds with brown eyes and currently, has bleached blonde hair. Deoliveira was seen in the Dilworth area on the 12th…

Cass County Youth Commission Paying it Forward

The Cass County Youth Commission is the only of it's kind in North Dakota

FARGO,N.D–Twenty-one high school students are wrapping up their year and getting a look into local politics by paying it forward. The Cass County Youth Commission presented a check for over $6,500  to Charism, a nonprofit that supports at risk children in the metro. Members of the Cass County Government held a graduation for the group of students who served on…

Man Convicted in Area Meth Bust Loses Bid for Shorter Sentence

The appeals court panel says Cossette has a violent criminal history and poses a danger to the community

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A man charged in a conspiracy to sell meth in the metro has lost his bid for a shorter prison term. Marc Cossette was sentenced to 27 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in 2013. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals says U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson of Fargo did not abuse his…

Five Arrested in Drug Raid in Casselton

The arrests were the result of a lengthy narcotics investigation involving the Cass County Sheriff's Office and a number of other agencies

1/5 Douglas Blumer, 36 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Nathan Duval, 29 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Phillip Pluskhat, 28 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Brian Pluskhat Sr., 51 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Rebeckah West, 49 Show Caption Hide Caption CASSELTON, N.D. — Five people were arrested in a drug raid on four separate locations in Casselton. Douglas Blumer,…

Four Arrests After Drug Related Incident In Casselton

Initially reported as a robbery in progress, Cass County deputies quickly tracked down those connected to the incident, and detained them for questioning. 

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption CASSELTON, N.D. (KFGO) – Four people are in custody following an early morning incident in Casselton. Initially reported as a robbery in progress, Cass County deputies quickly tracked down those connected to the incident, and detained them for questioning. While the investigation is in its…