ESCAPE

Escape Charges Filed Against Centre Inc. Inmate

He was due to be released in February

FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have filed escape charges against a fugitive who walked away from Centre Inc. on Sunday. Thirty-year-old Juan Martinez was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force during a traffic stop Tuesday in south Fargo. Court documents say a GPS unit that was used to track Martinez was cut off and thrown away just two…

Driver Escapes Injury in South Fargo Roll-Over Crash

The driver was able to crawl out of the wrecked vehicle on his own.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – A driver escaped injury in a roll-over crash before 3:30 a.m Thursday in Fargo. The driver was northbound in the 1600 block of 47th Street South (just south of Scheel’s) when he struck a parked car as he came around a slight curve, causing his car to roll onto its top. The driver was able to…

Escaped Inmate From Alabama Could Be In Oakes, North Dakota Area

William Phelps escaped out of Houston County, Alabama and has three arrest warrants out of North Dakota

OAKES, N.D. — Police in Oakes, North Dakota are asking for the public’s help in locating an escaped inmate out of Alabama. 38-year-old William Phelps is believed to be in the Oakes area. He escaped out of Houston County, Alabama and has three arrest warrants out of North Dakota. He is 5-foot-10 and about 165 pounds with brown hair and…

Search For Escaped Inmate Near Winger, Minnesota Ends With Suspect In Custody

Polk County Jail Inmate Pushed Corrections Officer And Took Transport Vehicle

WINGER, Minn. — Authorities have captured an escaped inmate near Winger, Minnesota. Polk County Sheriff’s officials say 20-year-old Tony Krueger overpowered a corrections officer in Crookston while on the way to the hospital and stole the transport vehicle. A state trooper spotted the vehicle near Erskine. He later used a pit maneuver to stop Krueger and he ran into a field…

There’s Still Time to Plan an Escape from the Arctic Chill

Travel agents say they can help plan a winter vacation with as little as one-week advanced notice

FARGO, N.D. — Another outbreak of arctic weather is arriving this weekend, and many could be looking for an escape from the cold. Local travel experts say that there’s still time to plan a last–minute escape. Winter’s grip can be long and cruel. Travel experts say that many in the Metro seek out a break from the arctic chill. “Our…

Woman Rescued From House Fire in North Fargo

The house at 712 29th Street North in Fargo was damaged by fire to the tune of $120,000

FARGO, ND — It’s not the thing a family wants to face just days before Christmas. Their home was damaged by fire to the tune of $120,000. At first, the Fargo Fire Department was unsure what to expect. “We got a call this morning. The call came to us as a possible disturbance we weren’t sure what was going on,”…

Man Who Helped Rescue Alexandria Teen from Kidnappers Gives Back to the Family

In what police call an incredible example of kindness, Melchert gave the $7,000 reward back to Block

1/2 COURTESY: Alexandria Police Department, Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 COURTESY: Alexandria Police Department, Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption   ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Police in Alexandria say the man rewarded for a kidnapped girl’s safe return gave the money back to the victim’s family. Chief Rick Wyffels says Earl Melchert was the man who called 911 after Jasmine Block…

Alexandria Teen Reunited with Family After Alleged Abduction

Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block's disappearance

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A teenage girl from Alexandria made a dramatic escape from her captors after she was kidnapped nearly a month ago. Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block’s disappearance. Alexandria Police have new information in the case. Jasmine Block, 15, was located Tuesday in rural Grant County just 20 miles from her home in Alexandria. She went…

Cause of Douglas County House Fire May Be Known

The initial investigation shows the cause was from maintenance work in the basement

  GARFIELD, Minn. — A house in Douglas County, Minnesota was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. The sheriff’s office says Garfield and Brandon Fire Departments responded to the fire in Garfield around 9:30 a.m. It had quickly spread throughout the house. Two people inside were able to escape unharmed. The initial investigation shows the cause was from maintenance work in…

Inmate Escape Leads to Resignation of Top Administrator at Jail in Devils Lake

It took more than 30 hours to notice an inmate had escaped

DEVILS LAKE, ND — A top administrator at the regional jail in Devils Lake has resigned after the latest breakout. Capt. Duane Armstrong resigned following the escape last week of 25-year-old Seth Suko. He escaped on Thursday and was recaptured on Friday. It took more than 30 hours to notice an inmate had escaped. An investigation found that Suko’s escape…