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…

Third Driver Sentenced To Jail For School Bus Stop Arm Violation

Norman County Prosecutor Cracking Down On Serious Offenders

NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. — A third driver has been given jail time for going around a school bus with its red lights activated and stop arm extended in Norman County. The driver of a semi was the latest to be sentenced to two weekends in jail. The truck driver was also fined $500. County attorney James Brue began to recommend…

Clay County Unveils Sneak Peak at New Law Enforcement Center

The construction is currently on schedule and is slated for completion in July

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Ever since last year, construction workers have put together the pieces of a brand new Law Enforcement Center in Moorhead. The facility is intended to replace one of the oldest jails in Minnesota, which has fallen victim to overcrowding in recent years. The new law enforcement center will house the Moorhead Police Department and Cass County Sheriff’s Office….

Fort Totten Man Sentenced in Police Chase, Shooting Case

A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The man who shot at officers during a chase that started near Grand Forks last February is headed to prison. Daniel TwoHearts, 24, of Fort Totten, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges. A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017. His vehicle was…

Former Moorhead Man Accused of Torturing Cats Suspected of Looking for New Pets

Jalen Greer now lives in the Rapid City area

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police in South Dakota are investigating whether a former Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing cats has been attempting to adopt more pets. Jalen Greer now lives in the Rapid City area. A Craigslist ad there warns that Greer tried to adopt a pet from the Sturgis/Meade County Animal Shelter. He was sentenced to two…

Men Arrested for Transporting Nearly 500 Pounds of Marijuana in North Dakota

They were stopped Sunday morning on I-94 just outside Jamestown

STUTSMAN COUTNY, N.D. — Two men are jailed after they were caught with nearly 500 pounds of marijuana. The Stutsman County Sheriff Office arrested Nhia Lee of Minnesota and Bee Thor of Wisconsin. They were stopped Sunday morning on I-94 just outside Jamestown. Deputies found what appears to be 476 pounds of raw marijuana. Lee and Thor face charges of…

One Suspect in Fergus Falls Shooting Released from Jail

He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — One of the men in custody for a drug-related shooting in Fergus Falls is out of jail. Derek Koch, 35, says he met his $250,000 bail after claiming he owns land in Dicky County. He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges. Authorities say Koch supplied the gun to three others in the November…

South Dakota Man Charged in Fatal Shooting

Herron is being held on $100,000 bond

  WATERTOWN, S.D. — A South Dakota man is in custody after a fatal shooting early this morning. Donald Herron, 30, of Watertown, is charged with manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm. Authorities say Herron was allegedly playing with a handgun at a home around 3:30 a.m. when it went off. Seth Murray, 30, was shot in the head…

Bemidji Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges After House Fire

Crews arrived at the house to flames and heavy smoke

  BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Bemidji man faces charges of attempted murder and arson after a fire near Bemidji. Damian Smith, 20, was arrested at the scene Monday night. Beltrami County deputies say Smith was acting strangely. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of exposure to smoke before he was booked into jail. Crews arrived at the house…