PAROLE

Convict Says Life Sentence Discriminates Against Young

The 42-year-old Helmenstein was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for a deadly liquor store robbery.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A man who was convicted of murder 20 years ago is arguing that a life sentence discriminates against younger people. Shawn Helmenstein is seeking to clarify his parole eligibility date. The 42-year-old Helmenstein was sentenced in 2000 to life in prison with the possibility of parole for a deadly liquor store robbery. The Bismarck Tribune reports that South Central…

Elbow Lake Woman Sentenced For Illegally Voting In 2016 Election

Rebekah Salter was found to be ineligible to vote due to a previous felony conviction

GRANT COUNTY, Minn. — An Elbow Lake, Minnesota woman has been sentenced for illegally voting in the November, 2016, general election. 21-year-old Rebekah Salter was sentenced to 30 days in jail in Grant County with credit for 14 days already served. Salter turned in an absentee ballot and was later found to be ineligible to vote due to a previous…

“Free Through Recovery” To Launch Thursday In North Dakota

Program To Help Former Inmates Stay Clean And Out Of Custody

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota will begin a new program for people who are transitioning out of prison, on probation and parole, and at risk of incarceration. Free Through Recovery will launch on Thursday. The program was created through the state’s justice reinvestment initiative, which put aside $7 million for behavioral health treatment for those on parole and probation. Officials…

North Dakota “Blue Alert” Suspect Appears in Court

Salvarado says he will not fight extradition back to North Dakota to face attempted murder and assault charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The suspect who allegedly tried to run down a Bismarck police officer and triggered a statewide Blue Alert manhunt appeared in court in South Dakota. Ulises Salvarado, 22, was arrested in Brookings, South Dakota after he went into a convenience store and asked the worker for help for a gunshot wound to his arm. He was…

Man Sentenced in Killing of Bismarck Woman

Prosecutors say that Brickle-Hicks' lack of remorse and violent behavior called for the maximum sentence

BISMARCK, ND — A man convicted of killing a woman behind a Bismarck store has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. A jury in September found 35-year-old Morris Brickle-Hicks guilty of beating 40-year-old Misty Coffelt and leaving her to die behind Runnings in April 2016. Prosecutors say that Brickle-Hicks’ lack of remorse and violent behavior called for the…

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole

O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) _ O.J. Simpson will be released on parole in October after serving 9 years behind bars for Nevada armed robbery. O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star…

Suspect Arrested in Robbery at Brady’s Service Center in Moorhead

The suspect demanded money from the clerk and had his hand in his pocket to indicate he had a gun before he fled

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Former Grand Forks City Council Member who Shot Judge Back in Jail

Reuben Larson, 68, finished serving 25 of a 26-year prison sentence for shooting Judge Lawrence Jahnke in Room 201 of the Grand Forks County Courthouse

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — A former Grand Forks City Council member who shot a judge in a courtroom in 1992 has been put back in jail. Reuben Larson, 68, finished serving 25 of a 26-year prison sentence for shooting Judge Lawrence Jahnke in Room 201 of the Grand Forks County Courthouse. Larson was in court for failing to make…