Known F-M Area Sex Trafficker Sentenced

A total of five victims were identified and interviewed

CASS COUNTY, ND — An Illinois man known as ‘Koleone The Great’ has been sentenced for sex trafficking in Fargo-Moorhead. Anthony Collier, 30, was given 40 years in prison. He was found guilty in federal court in April of multiple counts of sex trafficking. One case involved a 17-year-old girl. A total of five victims were identified and interviewed. Their…

Prosecutors Say Former Wells County Sheriff is a Danger to Others

He's scheduled to be back in court in September

WELLS COUNTY, ND — A judge is allowing the former sheriff of Wells County to travel to South Dakota and Montana, if it’s work-related. The ruling was made during a bond hearing for Johnny Lawson who is charged with conspiracy to deliver drugs, bribery and other counts. Wells County State’s Attorney Kathleen Murray opposed the motion, saying Lawson was a…

86-Year-Old Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Each of the 10 counts carried a possible 5 year prison sentence

An 86-year old Grand Forks man has been sentenced to two-years in prison for possessing child porn. Roger Whaley was charged with ten counts of possession of certain prohibited material. Whaley faced five years on each count but the judge suspended three years and ordered the sentences to run concurrently. He was also given credit for time served. Grand Forks…