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Park River Man Sentenced in Fentanyl Overdose Death

Chyle told investigators he provided fentanyl in August 2016 to 30-year-old Eugene Meecham, of Grafton

PARK RIVER, ND — A Park River man tied to a fentanyl overdose death has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Twenty-six-year-old Zachary Chyle pleaded guilty in March to a pair of charges involving distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death. Chyle told investigators he provided fentanyl in August 2016 to 30-year-old Eugene Meecham, of Grafton. Meecham’s body…

Halstad Sex Offender on the Move

Jonah Hawkins was released from prison late last month

HALSTAD, Minn. — A high level sex offender who had been living in Halstad is on the move. Jonah Hawkins was released from prison late last month. He was last seen in Halstad but the Department of Corrections says it’s possible he’s traveled to North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Florida or Arizona. His criminal history includes a sexual misconduct conviction…

Bond Set for Man Charged in Williston Shooting

Bond is set for Minot man accused of killing man in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. – Bond has been set at $2 million for a Minot man accused of killing a man in Williston. Twenty-seven-year-old Alex Eggleston is charged with murder in the shooting Friday of 43-year-old Vance Neset. He could face life in prison if convicted. Authorities say Eggleston allegedly approached Neset and another man outside a hotel and was rejected when…

Fargo Man in Custody After Being Found with 14-Year-Old Missing Girl

He was arrested Wednesday and faces a kidnapping charge in Nebraska

FARGO, ND — A missing Nebraska teen has been found in Fargo and a Fargo man is in custody. The 14-year-old girl was reported missing on Monday and investigators determined she had been enticed to leave by 24-year-old Nicollas Johnson. He was arrested Wednesday and faces a kidnapping charge in Nebraska. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison….

Ashby Man Sentenced for Attempted Kidnapping Near Fergus Falls

Morimoto took off when a deputy arrived and led several agencies on a high-speed chase that ended in Wheaton

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — An Ashby man has been sentenced for an attempted kidnapping near Fergus Falls. As part of an agreement with Otter Tail County prosecutors, Jason Morimoto was given just under four years in prison. The 33-year-old Morimoto pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon. It was last December when he followed his ex-girlfriend on I-94…

Halstad Woman Charged in Fatal YouTube Stunt

Perez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III

HALSTAD, Minn. — A Halstad woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend is out of jail on $7,000 bail, with conditions. She told authorities it was a YouTube stunt gone wrong. Monalisa Perez, 19, will have to wear a GPS monitor and have no access to firearms. Perez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro…

Wimbledon Man Sentenced in Arson Case of Former Air Force Control Center

The building was heavily damaged in the April fire which was set in three parts of the building

Christopher KraayDAZEY, ND — A Wimbledon man has been sentenced for breaking into and setting fire to a former Air Force control center near Dazey. Christopher Kraay, 29, was given three and a half years in prison. He pleaded guilty to arson, burglary and to the theft of two ATVs. The building was heavily damaged in the April fire which…

F5 Project Working to Give Former Inmates a Second Chance

Keeping the past in the past

FARGO, ND — A Cass County organization’s mission is to keep the past, in the past. The F-5 project works to give former inmates a second chance. KVRR’s Shiina LoSciuto joins us from Dakota Medical Foundation with more. SHIINA LOSCIUTO: F5 is a fairly new organization to the metro but it’s growing, hoping to connect community members who are willing…

Killer of Moose Lake Teen Moved to Minimum Security Prison

Blom is convicted of kidnapping 19-year-old convenience store clerk Katie Poirier in 1999

  OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. — The man serving a life sentence for the murder of a Moose Lake teen in 1999 is on the move. Donald Blom, 68, is moving from a maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights to a minimum-security prison in Faribault, Minnesota. Blom is convicted of kidnapping 19-year-old convenience store clerk Katie Poirier in 1999. He…

Moorhead Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing, Torturing Cats

If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing three cats has pleaded not guilty. Jalan Greer, 23, will stand trial starting July 25 for three counts of felony mistreatment of animals. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison. Court documents say police were called to Greer’s apartment in January on a report of a…