CLAY COUNTY JAIL

Two arrested in major drug bust on I-94 in Clay County

Police arrest 40-year-old David Keen Jr. and 25-year-old Samantha Riggles, both of Moorhead.

                      CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — A traffic stop on I-94 leads to a large drug bust and two arrests. Moorhead Police say they conducted a traffic stop along with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol in Clay County. They arrested 40-year-old David Keen Jr. and 25-year-old…

Clay County jail administrator retiring after 30 years

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – When Julie Savat began work as a correctional officer at the Clay County Jail in 1991, inmates were kept behind steel bars in an aging facility that eventually would be demolished and replaced. Fast forward to 2021.  The steel bars are gone and the county has one of the newest, state-of-the-art jails in Minnesota.  Soon, the…

Walmart employee aids police in tracking down Moorhead mosque vandalism suspect

"This person in particular got it narrowed down to the time frame of when this incident happened and then gave that information to one of our detectives."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Twenty-two-year-old Benjamin Enderle sits in a Clay County jail tonight, accused of vandalizing a Moorhead Mosque. His arrest is being credited to a Walmart store employee. “An investigator came out when the mosque had video ready for us and we started working on the case,” Moorhead Police Chief Shannon Monroe said. Monroe recounts how a Walmart…

Man Arrested In Connection With Moorhead Stabbing

Police were able to immediately locate and arrest 44-year-old Ortis Alderman.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO) – Moorhead Police Officers were dispatched to a south Moorhead apartment New Years’ Eve on a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived at the apartment at 1901 20th Street South they found a man with a stab wound to the arm. Police were able to immediately locate and arrest 44-year-old Ortis Alderman. He is being held at…

Man Jailed After Robbery Report in Moorhead

The Clay County Attorneys Office will decide on charges. 

MOORHEAD, Minn.- A Fargo man is in the Clay County Jail after a robbery in south Moorhead Monday night. Police say 21–year–old Penja Lawuya met the victim on social media and discussed selling an electronic device. He then allegedly entered the victim’s car and displayed a handgun and took the device. Lawuya faces aggravated robbery charges. Shortly before 9 p.m….

Woman Arrested After Assaulting Moorhead Police Officer

Nicole Marie Gonzales, age 30, of Moorhead, was transported to the Clay County Jail.

Moorhead, M.N.–A woman was arrested after assaulting a Moorhead police officer during a traffic stop on Tuesday. The officer was on patrol when he recognized a woman driving who had active warrants. He conducted a traffic stop at about 1:10 p.m.  in the 400 block of 2nd Ave. S. When the officer approached the woman’s car, she attempted to place…

Moorhead Man Arrested in Narcotics Search

12 grams of powder heroin seized at 1220 14th Street North

MOORHEAD, Minn. — One man is arrested after officers find heroin during a narcotics search. Police arrest 34-year-old Dennis Akins, of Moorhead, after searching a house at 1220 14th Street North. Authorities found 12 grams of powder heroin with an estimated street value of $2,400. Six children were in the house at the time with their mother. He is being…

Izetta Cooley Arrested, Four Children In Protective Custody

Izetta Cooley was found at her home in Moorhead late Tues. morning with four of her five children according to Deputy Police Chief Tory Jacobson.

Izetta CooleyMOORHEAD, MN — Authorities have arrested a Minnesota mother who was on the run and have located four of her five missing children. Police say 39-year-old Izetta Cooley and the four children were found at a home in Moorhead Tuesday. Officials say Cooley was arrested on a felony kidnapping warrant from Mower County. She’s being held in the Clay…

Police: Woman At Center Of Gun Incident Was Agitated, Hurt Face On Hospital Bed

Jennifer Thomas was Arrested Sunday At Buffalo Wild Wings In moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A woman arrested for a gun incident at Buffalo Wild Wings in Moorhead on Sunday was agitated according to police and that is how she got hurt. They say Jennifer Thomas spit in the face of an officer while being put into the squad car. They put a spit mask on her. Before she could be taken to…