Clay County Sheriff’s Office

Child Death Investigation Leads to Barnesville Woman’s Arrest

The investigation is still ongoing.

BARNESVILLE, Minn.–A Barnesville woman has been arrested after a child died at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Barnesville Police Department were called to the hospital for reports of felony neglect on Thursday. Shortly after officers opened an investigation, the child passed away. Thirty-five-year-old Kellie Anderson was taken into custody and charged with felony neglect. Police…

Two Additional Arrests Made in Avery Homicide Investigation

The investigation is ongoing.

Andrea PayneMOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Police Department says two more people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Dystynee Avery. Twenty-two-year-old David Erno and 26-year-old Andrea Payne both of Moorhead were arrested Tuesday evening on accessory to murder charges. The investigation is ongoing and no more information is being released at this time. Moorhead Police are working with the…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office to Deliver Grocery and Pharmacy Items to Rural Residents

Deputies can make deliveries Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is offering to deliver groceries and prescriptions to rural community members who may be vulnerable to COVID-19. The partnership will service anyone over the age of 60 or anyone with an underlying health condition who lives in rural Clay County. Deputies will be able to provide deliveries Monday through Friday from 8 a.m….

Man Arrested after Threatening People with Knife and Fleeing Police

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department arrested a man after he threatened multiple people with a knife, stole a vehicle, and crashed twice on Tuesday. Officers responded to the 700 block of 6th Avenue North at approximately 4:25 p.m. for reports of a man who threatened to stab someone in order to obtain car keys. The man drove away in the…

Man Accused of Assault Arrested after Fleeing Police in Sabin

The woman was questioned and transported to a safe location.

SABIN, Minn.–A Moorhead man was arrested Friday morning after being identified as a suspect in an assault and fleeing from police in Sabin. Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 6000 block of 70th Street South at approximately 2:15 a.m. for reports of a suspicious woman walking along the road. When officers arrived, they learned the woman had recently…

Fargo Woman Arrested after Early Morning Police Pursuit

Two passengers in the vehicle were released at the scene.

FARGO, N.D.–A woman was arrested Thursday after fleeing from police during an early morning pursuit. A Clay County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a registration violation on 8th Street in Moorhead at approximately 1:30 a.m. when the driver fled southbound to I-94. The driver entered I-94 westbound where another deputy was able to successfully deploy stop sticks…

Suspect Leads Authorities on High Speed Chase Through two Counties

The Clay County Sheriff's Department has not released the driver's identity yet.

BARNESVILLE, Minn.–Two police departments and two sheriff’s offices were involved in a high speed chase on Friday. At approximately 1:12 p.m. the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle pursuit happening on I-94 from Ottertail County. The Fergus Falls Police Department and Ottertail County Sheriff’s Office were pursuing the vehicle that was stolen from a possible carjacking. The…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Patrol K9

Goose will be partnered with Deputy Sam Grandbois.

Clay-County-Goose Goose MOORHEAD, Minn.–K9 Goose is the newest member of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Goose was picked up on Monday and will be partnered with Deputy Sam Grandbois. Their patrol certification training will begin in March. Deputy Grandbois and Goose are expected to be working the streets by this summer. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting thanked the Clay County…

Two Women Arrested in High-Speed Pursuit

The pursuit started in Barnesville

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –Authorities arrest two women after a high-speed pursuit that started in Barnesville. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Twenty-one-year old Chelsea Probasco, of Moorhead, fled a traffic stop and led officers on a pursuit through several county roads, hitting speeds up to 100 mph. The vehicle went into a ditch after…

Two Vehicle Pursuits within Half-Hour in Clay County

Both chases occurred in the same vicinity of 13th Street and 16th Avenue South in Moorhead.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office performed two unrelated vehicle pursuits at the same location on Monday. A Clay County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle at approximately 1:05 a.m. for having obstructed plates. The driver fled, but slid into a snowbank. After a brief foot pursuit, 33-year-old Jessica Schweninger of Hitterdal, was taken into custody. As police were searching…