PROBATION

Six-Year Sentence for Man Convicted of Distributing Child Porn

Arthur will also have to serve five years of probation upon his release.

MINOT, N.D.–A Minot man will serve six years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing child pornography. A federal judge has also ordered 39-year-old Tyrell Arthur to pay more than $3,000 in restitution to his victims. The indictment states that Arthur distributed pictures showing minors engaging in sex from February to August of 2018. Arthur will also have to serve…

Man on Probation for Murder Arrested for Drunken Driving

McIntosh County State's Attorney Mary DePuydt has filed a petition to revoke Caspers' probation.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A return to prison is possible for a man convicted in a 2010 murder after he was arrested this week for driving while intoxicated. 36-year-old Nicholas Caspers served about 6 years in prison for the death of Paul Varner before he was released on probation in 2017. He pleaded guilty to felony murder in 2011. The state Department of…

Mandan Woman Sentenced to Probation for Child Neglect

Twenty-six-year-old Hope Althoff pleaded guilty to three felony counts of child neglect Monday.

MANDAN, N.D.– A Mandan woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for neglecting children in her care. Prosecutors say the three children, all under 8, were unsupervised in a dirty house where they had access to guns and knives. Twenty-six-year-old Hope Althoff pleaded guilty to three felony counts of child neglect Monday and misdemeanor animal neglect in South…

Former Sanctuary Events Center Manager Sentenced For Theft

Richard Pallay III was fired in January after taking nearly $16,000

FARGO, N.D. — The man who headed up the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo has been sentenced for embezzling thousands of dollars from the venue. Richard Pallay III pleaded guilty to theft and was given 150 hours of community service and a year of supervised probation. $10,000 in restitution has been paid to the Sanctuary Events Center. Pallay still owes over…

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…

Men Sentenced for Shutting Down Keystone Pipeline

Seattle man sentenced to one year in prison and Vermont man sentenced to probation

BISMARCK, N.D. — An environmental activist from Seattle has been sentenced to one year in prison for targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Michael Foster in October 2016 cut through a chain link fence near Walhalla and turned a shut-off valve on the Keystone Pipeline. He was convicted last October of conspiracy, criminal mischief and trespass but acquitted of…

“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…

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…

Bismarck Man Accused of Trying to Kill His Roommate Over Probation Search

Weber eventually returned and woke up the other man

BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck man is accused of setting a fire in an apartment in attempt to kill his roommate. Darren Weber, 42,  is charged with endangering by fire or explosion as well as four counts for violating a court order. Authorities say Weber placed a dresser, two vacuum cleaners and a number of other items in front of…