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Otter Tail County Jail inmate found dead

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Otter Tail County corrections staff say they found an unresponsive man in his cell while performing well-being checks Friday night. Medical efforts were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead. The Fergus Falls Police Department is investigating the incident. The inmate was housed in a single occupancy cell. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: dead,…

Unresponsive inmate at Cass County Jail sparks investigation

The inmate's family was notified of the incident.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating how an inmate at the Cass County Jail was able to access a controlled substance. The inmate was found unresponsive and transported to a local hospital. The inmate received medical care and is currently doing fine. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office believes the inmate ingested a controlled substance, but does not…

Inmate Walks Away From Centre Inc. In Fargo

U.S. Bureau of Prisons says 30-year-old Juan Martinez walked away from the transitional living facility early Sunday morning

FARGO, N.D. — An inmate walks away from Centre Inc. in Fargo and his whereabouts are unknown. U.S. Bureau of Prisons says 30-year-old Juan Martinez walked away from the transitional living facility early Sunday morning. He was serving a federal sentence for a 2015 conviction of felon in possession of a firearm. Martinez was transferred from Lee United States Prison…

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…

Minnesota Corrections Officer Killed By Inmate

Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by an offender and was pronounced dead at a hospital

BAYPORT, Minn. — A corrections officer has died after he was assaulted by an inmate at the Stillwater state prison, prompting a lockdown at Minnesota’s prison system. The Minnesota Department of Corrections says Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by an offender at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Gomm was a 16-year veteran of the department….

Court Dismisses Lawsuits Brought Against Cass County Jail By Four Inmates

Jail officials say they respect the religious rights of all inmates

    FARGO, N.D. — Lawsuits filed by four inmates of the Cass County Jail, demanding hundreds of millions of dollars, have been dismissed in District Court. In the first case filed in 2016, three inmates had accused several staff members of intentionally and secretly serving pork after they had notified the jail of religious restrictions. The jail had actually…

New Jail Scanner to Prevent Smuggling Contraband

The jail used to only use a metal detector when processing inmates

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — The Cass County Jail has a new scanner that’s changing the way inmates are processed. The scanner works like an X–ray machine that’s more detailed than airport scanners, but not as detailed as a medical X–ray. It detects differences in density throughout the body, and can pick up anything either on or inside a person, not matter…

BCA Investigating Harmony Inmate’s Death at Minnesota Jail

It happened at about 6:30 on Wednesday evening

  FILLMORE COUNTY, Minn. — Minnesota authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Fillmore County Jail. Thomas Henry, 22, of Harmony, Minnesota died in custody. The sheriff says jail staff and emergency responders found the inmate and attempted to save their life but said they were “unfortunately unsuccessful.” It happened at about 6:30 on Wednesday evening. The…

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…