DEPUTY

Deputy faces drug charges in crash that killed two people

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – An Otter Tail County  deputy has been charged with misconduct and driving under the influence of fentanyl in connection to a high-speed chase that ended in a deadly crash in Fergus Falls last October. Deputy Kelly Backman was in pursuit of a minivan driven by a man in a drug investigation when the van slammed…

House South of Nimrod, Minnesota Lost To Fire

WADENA CO., Minn. — Firefighters battle a house fire south of Nimrod, Minnesota in -23 degree weather Saturday night. A Wadena County Sheriff’s deputy arrived to find the house’s roof engulfed in flames. The person living there got out safely and told the deputy the fire started in an attic space near the wood stove pipe. The fire quickly spread…

Grand Forks Co. Deputy hits SUV with squad car

NEAR GRAND FORKS, N.D. – No one is hurt after a crash involving a Grand Forks County squad car. It happened around 5:15 Monday night at the intersection of 16th Street Northeast and Drews Drive which is three miles west of Grand Forks. The Highway Patrol says 45-year-old Deputy Thomas Inocencio was responding to a call when he turned in…

State Representative Was Drunk And Unable To Answer Questions Before Trespassing Arrest

State Rep. Matt Grossell of Clearbrook, Minnesota was arrested for trespassing at a St. Paul hospital

ST. PAUL, MN — We are learning new information about the arrest of a Minnesota legislator in St. Paul early Saturday morning. State Rep. Matt Grossell of Clearbrook was arrested for trespassing at a St. Paul hospital after a drunken night at a downtown hotel according to police. They say Grossell was drunk and pushed security guards at the Best Western…

Minnesota deputy shot with arrow stops by sheriff’s office

Deputy Paul Orvis Photo: Stearns County Sheriff’s OfficeSAUK CENTRE, Minn. (KMSP) – A deputy shot in the arm with a crossbow arrow in Sauk Centre, Minnesota returned to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning to say hello and let his coworkers know he’s on his way to a full recovery. Deputy Paul Orvis was shot in left forearm. He underwent surgery…

Deputy Resigns After Two Large Drug Busts Were Dismissed

Matt Thom's resignation letter indicated he was quitting for personal reasons

STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — A Stutsman County Sheriff’s deputy who made arrests in two large drug busts that were dismissed has resigned. The sheriff says Matt Thom’s resignation letter indicated he was quitting for personal reasons and that he was looking for employment outside of law enforcement. The sergeant had been with the department for nearly six years. The drug…

Cass County Squad Car Damaged in Pursuit

Driver swerved to avoid stop sticks and side swiped the squad car

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A Cass County deputy’s squad car is damaged after attempting to stop a driver during a pursuit. The pursuit started in West Fargo around 7:15 Monday night and led authorities out of town. The deputy placed stop sticks at an intersection north of Mapleton. The driver swerved and side swiped the squad car. The pursuit ended…

Colorado Man Facing 20 Years in Prison with Drug Charges

29-year-old Jacob Todd is facing felony charges after a deputy stopped him for speeding

MORTON COUNTY, CO — A Colorado man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Morton County. 29–year–old Jacob Todd is facing felony charges after a deputy stopped him for speeding. Todd was allegedly found with 30 pounds of marijuana, which has a street value of about $30–thousand dollars. Todd is facing 20 years in prison but has not…