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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…

Colorado Man Facing 20 Years in Prison with Drug Charges

29-year-old Jacob Todd is facing felony charges after a deputy stopped him for speeding

MORTON COUNTY, CO — A Colorado man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Morton County. 29–year–old Jacob Todd is facing felony charges after a deputy stopped him for speeding. Todd was allegedly found with 30 pounds of marijuana, which has a street value of about $30–thousand dollars. Todd is facing 20 years in prison but has not…

New North Dakota Law Ends Child Support Obligations for Inmates with Longer Sentences

The Legislature recently approved the change to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents

  NORTH DAKOTA — A new law in North Dakota will end monthly child support obligations of parents sentenced to jail or prison for 180 days or longer. The Legislature recently approved the change to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents. The law allows a child support obligation to be re-established if the jailed parent…

Angus, Minnesota Man Sentenced in Drug Murder Case

He was charged in the March 2016 shooting death over drugs of 24-year-old Austin Forsman

1/2 Krystal Feist Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Modesto Torrez Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, ND — The head of a meth trafficking ring, convicted to ordering a hit on a Grand Forks man who was later murdered, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Modesto Torrez of Angus, Minnesota was convicted in federal court in October…

Leader Of Fentanyl-Trafficking Enterprise Pleads Not Guilty To Obstruction

Drug Killed 18-year-old Grand Forks Teen in 2015

FARGO, ND — A man accused in an international fentanyl-trafficking operation has pleaded not guilty in Fargo to obstruction of justice. Authorities say Daniel Ceron, a Colombian national who allegedly ran the enterprise from a Canadian prison, wrote letters telling co-conspirators to remain silent. He also alerted other suspects about the investigation. He was charged earlier with five counts, including…

Man Serving Life Sentence for Murder of West Fargo Woman will Remain in Prison

Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995

  WEST FARGO, ND — The man serving a life sentence for killing a West Fargo woman when he was 16 will remain in prison. The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected Barry Garcia’s appeal for the crime he committed as a juvenile. Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995. His lawyers say…

Belcourt Man Sentenced in Grand Forks Stabbing of Man, Pregnant Woman

Jordan Parisien, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary

  GRAND FORKS, ND — A Belcourt man is headed behind bars for eight years for stabbing two people, one of whom was a pregnant woman in Grand Forks. Jordan Parisien, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. The judge sentenced Parisien to 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended. In early…

Jamestown Woman Sentenced After Fatal Crash in Bismarck

Voldness admitted to using meth before the deadly crash

BISMARCK, ND — A Jamestown woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for causing a fatal crash in Bismarck. Darci Voldness, 29, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and ingesting a controlled substance in September. Authorities say Voldness made a U-turn in front of a motorcycle being driven by 33-year-old Denver Glas in August 2016. The 33-year-old Linton man…

Former Fergus Falls Teacher Sentenced for Child Pornography

He was a sub for the Fergus Falls School District for 15 years

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A former Fergus Falls substitute teacher has been sentenced on child pornography charges. Joshua Noble, 39, is sentenced to five years in prison and he must pay $26,000 in restitution. He must also pay $5,000 in a special assessment to the Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund. Authorities say Noble was active on an internet-based messaging service…

Grand Forks Woman Sentenced in Flying J Murder

The investigation resulted in the indictment of 13 conspirators in connection with a meth ring in Grand Forks

Krystal FeistGRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks woman has been sentenced for her role in a murder at the Flying J Truck Stop in Grand Forks. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced 32-year-old Krystal Feist to 30 years in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Feist and Modesto Torrez were charged with the March 2016…