HITTERDAL

Hitterdal Man Sentenced For Brutal Killing of Wahpeton Man Last Summer

A judge has ordered Jason Jensen to spend just over 38 years in prison

CLAY CO., MN — A Hitterdal, Minnesota man has been sentenced for his role in the murder of Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton last summer. A judge has ordered Jason Jensen to spend just over 38 years in prison. The 40-year-old pleaded guilty in April to aiding and abetting a murder with intent, but without premeditation. 35-year-old Kayla Westcott of Ada faces…

Law Enforcement Searching Pond in Relation to Hitterdal Farmstead Murder

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says dive teams are searching a pond in relation to the murder of a Wahpeton man. The remains of 41-year-old Troy Yarbrough were found at a farmstead at 25324 70th Avenue North in rural Hitterdal in June of last year. 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Westcott are charged with aiding and…

Two Suspects in Hitterdal Murder Appear in Court

Defense teams of Jason Jensen, Kayla Westcott push for omnibus hearings down the road

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two people made their first court appearance for their alleged roles in the death of a Wahpeton man. Jason Jensen, 39, and Kayla Westcott, 34, are charged with aiding and abetting murder in the death of Troy Yarbrough, 41. No pleas were entered, but Westcott’s lawyer requested a bond study to have her $2 million bail reduced. A criminal…

Positive Identification Of Victim In Hitterdal Death

Two people have been charged in Clay County with aiding and abetting murder.

CLAY COUNTY, MN — Remains found on a Hitterdal farm have been positively identified as Troy Edmond Yarbrough. The 41 year old Wahpeton was reported missing last month. Two people have been charged in Clay County with aiding and abetting murder. Authorities arrested 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott last week in connection with the disappearance of 41-year-old Troy Yarbrough…

Couple Charged With Aiding And Abetting Murder Of Missing Wahpeton Man

Authorities arrested 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott last week

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The suspects in a missing person investigation have been charged in Clay County with aiding and abetting murder. Authorities arrested 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott last week in connection with the disappearance of 41-year-old Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton. Yarbrough was last seen with the couple on May 18th. According to the criminal complaint, Westcott…

Hitterdal Death Suspects Expected In Court

41 year-old Troy Yarbrough hasn't been heard or seen by friends or family since May 18.

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption HITTERDAL, Minn. – After searching a farmstead near Hitterdal for the investigation of a missing person, authorities found human remains on the property. Wahpeton Police says 41–year–old Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton had not been seen since May 18th. He was last…

Remains Found During Search of Hitterdal Farm

HITTERDAL, Minn. – After searching a farmstead near Hitterdal for the investigation of a missing person, authorities found human remains on the property. Wahpeton Police says 41–year–old Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton had not been seen since May 18th. He was last seen with 39-year-old Jason Jensen, who owns the Hitterdal property, and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott. Both have been arrested in connection…

Clay County Jail Inmate on Work Release Accused of Sexual Assault

Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Prosecutors say a Clay County jail inmate sexually assaulted a woman after he was allowed work release. Twenty-eight-year-old Alexander Cookson of Hawley has been in custody awaiting trial for a number of charges including malicious punishment of a child. Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal. Clay County Attorney Bran Melton…

UPDATE: Five Area Fire Crews, Law Enforcement Respond to House Fire Near Hawley

People inside the house were able to get out before crews arrived

HAWLEY, Minn. — Multiple fire crews spent the afternoon fighting a house fire that was sparked by a grass fire near Hawley. Thick smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the house as firefighters worked to put it out. Crews from Hawley and Hitterdal were called out around 4:30 to 26586 28th Avenue South. Other crews from Lake…