Murder

Encounter Over Alleged Domestic Abuse Turns Deadly In Beltrami County

Janelle Johnson and Austin JohnsonBELTRAMI CO., Minn. — A Beltrami County man is dead after a confrontation over alleged domestic abuse. Early Saturday, Janelle Johnson and Austin Johnson contacted law enforcement to report the shooting of 48-year-old Jesse Farris in Northern Township, Bemidji. Janelle says the couple traveled to confront their brother-in-law on Christmas when the argument turned physical. She…

South Fargo family who lost their home in murder-suicide fire launches GoFundMe

Juanita and her family had been living in the twin home since 2005.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A family who lost their home in a south Fargo fire is speaking out after the couple in the next door twin house died in a murder suicide. A GoFundMe page has been created to help get them back on their feet. “It was horrible,” Juanita Kreider who lost her home says. Juanita Kreider was sleeping…

Court Appearance Friday For Man Charged In Shooting Of Grand Forks Officer

A court hearing by zoom has been scheduled for Friday morning at 9

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The man charged with shooting and killing Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte is expected back in court tomorrow. A court hearing by zoom has been scheduled for 9 a.m.. Salamah Pendleton is accused of shooting and killing his own mother along with Officer Holte while being served an eviction notice in May. A Grand Forks…

Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Returns To Work

Corporal Ron Nord was wounded while officers were serving eviction papers

Corporal Ron NordGRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office Corporal who was shot in the line of duty is tonight back at work. Corporal Ron Nord was wounded while officers were serving eviction papers at the apartment of 42-year-old Salamah Pendleton in May. He opened fire on them wounding Nord and killing Grand Forks Police Officer Cody…

State’s Attorney: Officers Actions Were Reasonable During Shootout

An investigation found that officers fired at Salamah Pendleton after he fired first

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks State’s Attorney Haley Wamstad has found that officers actions were reasonable in the shootout with Salamah Pendleton last month. An investigation found that officers fired at Pendleton after he fired first and then he opened fire on them a second time. He is accused of shooting and killing his own mother along with Grand…

Pendleton makes first court appearance, charged with murder of GFPD Officer Cody Holte

Bond for Pendleton is set at $1 million in cash.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.– Salamah Pendleton appeared in court for the first time since he was hospitalized after a shootout with police officers that killed Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte and injured a Grand Forks County Sheriffs Deputy. Corrections officers rolled Pendleton into frame in a wheelchair, which he had to be in due to injuries he sustained from the…

Foster parents charged with murder in death of young girl

The Longies were originally charged with assault.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Federal prosecutors have filed new charges against the foster parents of a 5-year-old girl who died on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Forty-four-year-old Erich Longie and 45-year-old Tammy Longie are each charged with first-degree murder in the death of Raven Thompson. Court documents say first responders determined that “resuscitation was futile” when they arrived at the Longie…

Two arrested and charged in Moorhead Murder

Family of Victim Releases Statement

1/2 Erin Sundby Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Cameron St. Clair Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn.–Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with a murder that occurred on June 3. Thirty-two-year-old Cameron Charles St. Clair and 35-year-old Erin Sundby are currently in custody for the homicide of Richard Stephen. In a complaint submitted to Clay County, St….