Former ND Senator Launching Book Drive for Inmates

Donations will be accepted until March 15.

FARGO, N.D.–A former North Dakota Senator is working to launch a book drive for inmates. Tim Flakoll was a member of the North Dakota State Senate for 18 years. Now he is attempting to collect books to donate to jails for inmate reform efforts. Studies have shown that giving prisoners access to educational tools such as books can lower recidivism…

Man Accused Of Killing His Parents In Long Prairie Returned To Minnesota From Mexico

Dylan Bennett was booked into jail pending charges of second-degree murder

TODD CO., Minn. — Dylan Bennett, the man wanted for the double murders of his parents in Long Prairie, Minnesota, is back in Todd County. Bennett was booked into jail Monday morning pending charges of second-degree murder. He was arrested Saturday at a hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Barry and Carol Bennett were found dead in their home Tuesday by deputies…

Inmate Accused of Assaulting Jail Guards

Knowles was in jail on two misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and giving false information to law enforcement.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A Bismarck man is accused of assaulting two guards at the Burleigh Morton Detention Center. Authorities say 27-year-old Efrain Knowles was being escorted by the guards Aug. 7 when he began resisting. After being taken to the ground, Knowles proceeded to kick the guards in the abdomen. The guards sought medical treatment. The Bismarck Tribune says…

Man Released From Clay County Jail Returned Two Hours Later On Murder Warrant

an arrest warrant was issued in Ramsey County for antonio Johnson

MOORHEAD, MN — It didn’t take long for a newly-released Clay County jail inmate to find himself back in custody. 31-year-old Antonio Johnson was released around 1:30 p.m. after being held for disturbing the peace and obstruction. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says about a half hour later, an arrest warrant was issued in Ramsey County where Johnson is wanted…

Becker County Reveals New Jail

Construction for the New Facility began in August 2017

With an increase in population size and a need to better serve both inmates and correctional officers, a new jail for Becker County has been in the works since August of 2017. In December, the new and improved Facility was finally complete. “We needed a new jail because we were boarding out 30 to 40 inmates daily and at the…

Former Victoria’s Secret Worker Sentenced For Stealing $35,000 In Merchandise

Authorities say 19-year-old Pru Bray of Minot took the items out of the store in bags or wore them under her clothing

MINOT, ND — A Minot woman has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for stealing $35,000 in merchandise from the Victoria’s Secret where she worked. Authorities say 19-year-old Pru Bray took the items out of the store in bags or wore them under her clothing, then sold them at rummage sales or gave them as gifts. If Bray stays out…

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Hunting Death Appears In Court

Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7

BECKER COUNTY, MN — An Ogema, Minnesota man arrested in the shooting death of former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson appears in court. 54-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7. He remains in custody in Becker County. Dodd faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm charges….

New Clay County Jail Just Two Weeks Away From Becoming a New Home to Inmates

The jail will hold up to 186 male and female prisoners

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In just a few more weeks, the new Clay County Jail will be moving inmates into its housing units. Construction on the jail started in April 2017 and will be able to hold up to 186 inmates. Each of the maximum security, housing units in the facility are named after local rivers including Red River, Buffalo East &…

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…

Woman Wanted For Killing Her Newborn Is Arrested In Pope County, Minnesota

Ginny Lubitz was booked into the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon

Ginny Lubitz (previous mugshot)POPE COUNTY, Minn. — The West Fargo woman wanted for drowning her newborn son has been arrested in Pope County, Minnesota. 36-year-old Ginny Lubitz was booked into the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon. She is awaiting extradition to North Dakota. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch…