Man Found Dead in Ditch Near Wyndmere Identified

Sheriff's Deputy Steve Gjerdevig says the situation is still under investigation.

UPDATE – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office has identified a dead man found in a ditch as 72-year-old Patrick Fields of Wyndmere. Initial autopsy reports show his death was “probably not caused by the UTV crash.” It does show Fields had “numerous medical issues.”   NEAR WYNDMERE, N.D.  – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office was called to a dead man…

Man Violates House Arrest And Injures Deputy During Arrest After Slow Speed Pursuit

Thomas Mattson Refused To Obey Orders

RICHLAND CO., N.D. — A Richland County deputy was hurt during the arrest of a man involved in a slow speed pursuit. Authorities say 70-year-old Thomas Mattson was driving erratically on a rural Lidgerwood road Sunday night. Mattson refused to stop and drove to his house where he continued to refuse deputies orders and a Taser was used but was…