EDDY COUNTY

Sheyenne, N.D. bar shooting suspect caught

UPDATE – A man wanted for the deadly shooting of a man at a Sheyenne, North Dakota bar has been caught. Nicholas Poitra was spotted by a farmer in Eddy County around noon. The farmer held him at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived and Poitra was taken to Lake Region Law Enforcement Center in Devils Lake.   EDDY CO., N.D….

One dead after shooting inside Eddy County bar

Nicholas PoitraSHEYENNE, N.D. (KVRR-KFGO) – One man is dead after a shooting inside Rindy‚Äôs Sheyenne Bar in Sheyenne, North Dakota. Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies said the incident occurred shortly after 7:00 pm Sunday. Lies confirmed the victim died and said they are searching for a suspect, 45-year-old Nicholas Poitra, who is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Family has identified…

Man Who Suffered Hypothermia After Running From Officers Is Identified

STUTSMAN CO., N.D. (KVRR) — Authorities release the name of the man they rescued from a slough after a chase in Stutsman County on Monday. 22-year-old Austin Hunt of Jamestown faces numerous charges including fleeing and reckless endangerment. Hunt also had warrants for his arrest in Burleigh, Eddy, and Stutsman Counties, as well as by Jamestown Police. A pursuit started…

Driver Dies After Crashing Vehicle Near New Rockford

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. — A driver is dead in Eddy County after hitting ditches on both sides of County Road 14, hitting an approach and rolling the vehicle. State troopers say it then caught fire. It happened around 9:30 Monday night, one mile south of New Rockford. The identity of the driver is not being released yet as authorities continue…

People In New Rockford Could Be Without Power Overnight After Microburst Storm

Winds gusting between 95 and 110 miles per hour took down hundreds of trees and power poles

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. — People in New Rockford, North Dakota are being urged to conserve water and prepare for a night without power. One woman on social media says town looks like a “war zone”. The Eddy County town of nearly 1,400 people was hit by severe weather around 3:30 this morning. It is believed that a microburst with winds…

Woman Gets 20 Years In Prison For Being Accomplice To Murder

Crystal Herman of Shakopee pleaded guilty last January For Role In Death of Amanda Engst

EDDY COUNTY, N.D. — A former North Dakota woman will spend 20 years in prison for being an accomplice to murder. Crystal Herman of Shakopee pleaded guilty last January in Eddy County. Herman admitted helping her husband, Billy, kidnap and murder Amanda Engst in October 2015. According to criminal complaints, Crystal allowed Billy to strangle Engst, made room for her…