CONSPIRACY

Suspect in Savanna Greywind Murder Case Enters Pleas

Crews and Hoehn were neighbors of Savanna's

  FARGO, ND — One week before he was set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing, a suspect in the Savanna Greywind case has suddenly entered not guilty pleas. A lawyer for William Hoehn on Tuesday entered written “not guilty” pleas on behalf of his client to conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and giving false information to officers….

Another Suspect Nabbed in Jamaican Lottery Scam

At least 90 people lost over $5.7 million to the scam, including a North Dakota woman who lost her life savings

  BISMARCK, ND — Authorities have caught another suspect in a Jamaican lottery scam. Akil Gray is among 15 suspects charged in U.S. District Court in North Dakota with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors said he was recently apprehended in Jamaica after being on the run more than a year. At least 90 people lost over $5.7 million to…

Former Wells County Sheriff Released from Custody

He abruptly resigned from office last month

WELLS COUNTY, ND — The former Wells County Sheriff has been released from jail after being arrested on drug charges. Johnny Lawson, 41, was arrested Friday and released from jail on Tuesday on a promise to appear in court. Lawson is charged with conspiracy to deliver meth, bribery, providing false information to a law enforcement officer, neglect of duty by…

Fargo Woman Charged with Manslaughter after Victim Dies from Injuries

She is also facing misdemeanor charges in West Fargo for theft and criminal conspiracy

FARGO, ND — The man who was injured after falling off the hood of a moving vehicle in South Fargo has died. Police say 33-year-old Joshua Fonder fell off of a vehicle being driven by 27-year-old Alicia Johnson of Fargo in the 1200 block of 26th Avenue South on May 22. Johnson was later arrested in Moorhead and has now…

Accused Oil Patch Drug Dealer Reaches Plea Agreement

He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years

  BISMARCK, ND — A man accused of dealing large quantities of drugs in the oil patch has reached a plea agreement. The deal calls for 55-year-old Zachary Smith, known as “Old School”, to plead guilty to two counts, including a conspiracy charge. Authorities say Smith was part of an operation that in 2015 and 2016 moved meth and heroin…