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Moorhead man sentenced for participating in Jan. 6 attack at U.S Capitol

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (KVRR) – A federal judge has sentenced a Moorhead man to two years’ probation after pleading guilty to charges connected to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, 31-year-old Jordan Stotts pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Parading, Demonstrating, or…

Accused Moorhead mosque vandal pleads guilty

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption Moorhead, Minn. (KVRR) – A man accused of vandalizing the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center has pleaded guilty. Twenty-two-year-old Benjamin Enderle has agreed to plead guilty to one count of felony harassment.  Enderle is accused of spray painting  “Death to Islam” and “Go to Hell” at the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center….

Grommesh signs plea agreement, will be sentenced in September

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A Moorhead man facing child pornography charges has signed a plea agreement. According to court documents, 21-year-old Garrett Grommesh has pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography and 3 counts of possessing child pornography. All other charges will be dropped. The plea agreement calls for Grommesh to serve 90 days of electronic home monitoring…

Attorneys negotiating plea deal for Grommesh, trial canceled

Garrett GrommeshMOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Prosecutors and defense attorneys are negotiating a possible plea agreement for Garrett Grommesh, the Moorhead man charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. Grommesh is facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of disseminating child pornography. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton tells KVRR that Grommesh’s June 29 trial has been canceled…

Ex-state trooper admits texting woman’s nude photos to his own phone

MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minnesota State Trooper accused of taking a woman’s cellphone while responding to a crash and texting nude or partly nude photos of her to his phone has reached a plea deal. Thirty-seven-year-old  Albert Kuehne, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, a gross misdemeanor. The state agreed to drop a felony count…

Father accused of injuring infant son sentenced to probation

BISMARCK, N.D. – A Bismarck father accused of abusing his infant son has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a reduced charge. Twenty-five-year-old Harley Peltier was charged in August with child abuse after authorities responded to a call from a babysitter who said the baby wasn’t breathing. The boy was resuscitated and eventually was taken to a Fargo…

Leeds, North Dakota Man Expected To Plead Guilty In $11.4 Million Ag Ponzi Scheme

22-year-old Hunter Hanson is charged with wire fraud, money laundering and forfeiture

BISMARCK, ND — A Leeds, North Dakota man is expected to plead guilty in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme that targeted North Dakota, Minnesota and Canadian farmers and businesses. 22-year-old Hunter Hanson is charged with wire fraud, money laundering and forfeiture. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Hanson has agreed to plead guilty to the charges and pay full restitution…

Accused Oil Patch Drug Dealer Reaches Plea Agreement

He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years

  BISMARCK, ND — A man accused of dealing large quantities of drugs in the oil patch has reached a plea agreement. The deal calls for 55-year-old Zachary Smith, known as “Old School”, to plead guilty to two counts, including a conspiracy charge. Authorities say Smith was part of an operation that in 2015 and 2016 moved meth and heroin…