RANSOM COUNTY

Authorities Identify Body Pulled From Submerged Pickup In Ransom County

The sheriff says a crime is not suspected in the death

RANSOM CO., ND — The Ransom County sheriff has released the name of a man who died when his pickup went into Dead Colt Creek south of Lisbon Monday morning. He was Ronald Wallner of Lisbon. The sheriff says a crime is not suspected in the death. Wallner’s pickup went into the creek at a boat ramp. Ransom County deputies, The…

UPDATE: Man Found Dead in Ransom County Creek Identified

The sheriff says someone reported the vehicle going into the water shortly before 11 a.m. Monday

UPDATE – Ransom County Sheriff Darren Benneweis says Ronald Wallner of Lisbon was found dead in a submerged pickup near Lisbon.   RANSOM CO., ND — A man was found dead inside a submerged pickup near a boat ramp at Dead Colt Creek in Ransom County. The sheriff says someone reported the vehicle going into the water shortly before 11 a.m….

Man Wanted On A Warrant Accused Of Assaulting Officers At Street Dance

Derek Jones has been charged with simple assault on a peace officer and preventing arrest

DICKEY COUNTY, N.D. — A Lisbon, North Dakota man is accused of assaulting police serving a warrant on him during a street dance in Oakes. 25-year-old Derek Jones has been charged with simple assault on a peace officer and preventing arrest. A criminal complaint claims Jones threw a beer at one officer, and punched another as police attempted to arrest…

Two Under Arrest In Connection With West Fargo Car Theft

The vehicle was later stopped about 5 miles south of Alice, North Dakota where one person was taken into custody.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. (KFGO) – Two people are being detained by authorities in connection with a vehicle theft in Cass County early Tuesday. The vehicle was later stopped about 5 miles south of Alice, North Dakota where one person was taken into custody. A second person had left the scene and deputies both Cass and Ransom Counties and the state…

Sheldon Man Charged After Admitting to Sexual Abuse of a Minor While Drunk

According to court documents, Arneson admitted to the sexual abuse during an interview

RANSOM COUNTY, ND — A Sheldon, North Dakota man has been charged with eight felonies and a misdemeanor for the sexual assault of a girl that may have gone on for several years. Terry Arneson, 48, was arrested after an investigation by the Ransom County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the B.C.I. According to court documents, Arneson admitted to the…

Lisbon Man Guilty of Squeezing His Baby to Death

Byron Whetsel is convicted of killing his own son after squeezing him and breaking his ribs and neck

RANSOM COUNTY, N.D. — A Lisbon, North Dakota father has been convicted of killing his infant son. A jury found Byron Whetsel guilty of child neglect and murder following a 5-day trial in Ransom County. Court documents say Whetsel squeezed his 2-month-old son, broke the child’s ribs and neck and severely injured his brain. A medical examiner concluded all of…