KIDNAPPING

Fargo Police Investigating Kidnapping

THE WOMAN WAS FOUND EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. — Fargo Police is investigating the kidnapping of a woman who was found earlier this afternoon. Officers say 33–year–old Kristin Hettervig told her brother she was kidnapped by her ex–boyfriend, 41–year–old Matthew Hanson. Police asked for the public’s help in finding the white pick–up they may have been traveling in. Hettervig and Hanson were found in Rural…

“I still don’t know if that’s justice”: William Hoehn Resentenced to 20 Years in Prison

The North Dakota Supreme Court appealed a district judge's previous ruling because they said it didn't match up with Hoehn's previous convictions

FARGO, N.D. — William Hoehn was back at the Cass County Courthouse for resentencing in connection with Savanna Greywind’s kidnapping and murder. This comes after the North Dakota Supreme Court overturned his life sentence. Hoehn may not be spending life in prison but he will spend the next 20 years behind bars, after Judge Tom Olson went with the maximum…

North Dakota Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Appeal For William Hoehn

the Fargo man pleaded guilty to charges he conspired to kidnap Savanna Greywind's baby

BISMARCK, ND — A lawyer for the Fargo man who pleaded guilty to charges he conspired to kidnap Savanna Greywind’s baby, tells the North Dakota Supreme Court why he is appealing his life sentence. Hoehn’s attorney, Kiara Costa Kraus-Parr, told the court, “The child was healthy, the child was given food, clothing, diaper changes, diapers, it was cared for. So, nothing in…

Accused Closs Kidnapper Has Bail Set At $5 Million

Jake Patterson appeared in court via video feed from the Barron County Jail.

BARRON, WI — A Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents sat impassively as a judge set his bail at $5 million. Prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Jake Patterson with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of kidnapping and one count of armed burglary. Patterson appeared in court via video feed from the Barron County…

Man Accused Of Kidnapping Wisconsin Teen And Killing Her Parents Expected In Court

21-year-old Jake Patterson will make his first court appearance Monday in Wisconsin

GORDON, WI — As Jayme Closs starts her road to recovery following her kidnapping, investigators are trying to piece together what happened during the nearly three months she was in captivity. 21-year-old Jake Patterson will make his first court appearance Monday in Wisconsin. He is accused of shooting and killing Jayme’s parents before abducting the 13-year-old from her northwestern Wisconsin home…

Federal Charges Added Against Kidnapping And Sexual Assault Suspect

The convicted felon had a 12-gauge shotgun during the crime

FERGUS FALLS, MN — A federal indictment has charged 39-year-old Anthony Randklev of Pelican Rapids with illegally possessing a firearm. The charge is the result of a July 22 incident in which Randklev is already charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a rural Fergus Falls woman. The convicted felon had a 12-gauge shotgun during the crime. He faces a mandatory minimum…

Moorhead Mom Accused Of Kidnapping Kids Reaches Plea Deal

Thirty-nine-year-old Izetta Cooley pleaded guilty to one count of depriving someone of custody rights in Mower County and two felony kidnapping charges were dropped.

Izetta CooleyAustin, MN (KFGO/Learfield) – A Moorhead woman charged with kidnapping her kids last month is agreeing to a deal with prosecutors. Thirty-nine-year-old Izetta Cooley pleaded guilty to one count of depriving someone of custody rights in Mower County and two felony kidnapping charges were dropped. Authorities say Cooley violated a no-contact order and took four of her five children…

Otter Tail County Officer Cleared After Shooting At Kidnapping Suspect

Anthony Randklev was captured after abducting and sexually assaulting a 34-year-old woman near Fergus Falls in July

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Clay County Attorney’s office has cleared an Otter Tail County deputy of any wrong-doing for firing his weapon during the pursuit of Anthony Randklev. Officials determined that the actions of Deputy Zachary Eiferts were justified and that he acted in the defense of others. Randklev was captured after abducting and sexually assaulting a 34-year-old woman near Fergus…

Four Out of Five Cooley Children Found, Mother Arrested For Kidnapping

Izetta Cooley's husband is accused of shooting Gabriel Perez outside McDonald's

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Four children are found safe after their mother, Izetta Cooley, took off with them when she was ordered not to contact them. Moorhead Police say executed a search warrant at Izetta Cooley’s house. She was arrested for kidnapping her children from Mower County, Minnesota. “When she found out her children were going to be taken into protective custody,…

Prosecution’s Reaction: William Hoehn Found Not Guilty in Death of Savanna Greywind

He has pled guilty for conspiracy to commit kidnapping and for giving false information to officers. That could carry a maximum of 21 years in prison.

FARGO, N.D. — The jury in William Hoehn’s trial comes back with a “not guilty” verdict. Hoehn was facing a conspiracy to commit murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. Hoehn took a deep breath after hearing those words and then started to choke up. It only took a little over a day for the jury to come to…