Contempt hearing set for U.S. Marshal over judge’s vaccine requirement

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A federal judge in South Dakota will decide whether three members of the U.S. Marshals Service should be found in civil contempt over his requirement to have everyone in his courtroom vaccinated for the coronavirus. Judge Charles Kornmann notified courthouse employees in March that the vaccinations would be required in order to provide the safest environment for…

Halfway House Walk Away Back In Custody

Timothy Beaulieu failed to return to Centre Inc. on December 5

FARGO, N.D. — A U.S. Bureau of Prisons inmate who failed to return to a halfway house in Fargo on December 5th is back in custody. Timothy Beaulieu Jr., 37, was arrested without incident by Red Lake Tribal Police this afternoon at approximately 4:37pm.  Beaulieu was arrested by tribal police on a charge of public nuisance. Beaulieu was also wanted…

U.S. Marshal & Former McIntosh Co., ND Deputy Dies in Texas

Courtesy: Officer Down Memorial PageCorpus Christi, Texas – A Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal and former McIntosh County, North Dakota Deputy has died in Texas due to a medical condition. The U.S. Marshals Service says 45-year-old Norman Merkel died inside the fitness room of the federal courthouse in Corpus Christi. Security officers administered CPR, but Merkel passed away at the scene….

New Director Named at North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Lonnie Grabowska will succeed Dallas Carlson who was confirmed as U.S. Marshal for North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation has a new director. And he’s a familiar face around the bureau. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has appointed Deputy Director Lonnie Grabowska to the top spot at the BCI. Grabowska will succeed Dallas Carlson, who was confirmed as U.S. Marshal for North Dakota earlier this month. Grabowska has worked in the…

Alexandria Man Wanted On A Drug Warrant Arrested After High Speed Chase

Authorities Stopped The Man In Becker County After Numerous Attempts

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — An Alexandria, Minnesota man was arrested after leading authorities on a high-speed chase Saturday afternoon. 33-year-old Christopher Elliot faces fleeing and other charges in Becker County. The sheriff’s office says they received a complaint about an erratic driver on Highway 34. A deputy located Elliot’s vehicle near Detroit Lakes and he took off hitting speeds of…

Former U.S. Marshal Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

He was cleared of 11 charges related to minors in the case

  BISMARCK, ND — A former deputy U.S. marshal has been sentenced for receiving child porn. Michael Rivera, of Bismarck, was sentenced to seven years in prison. Officers found dozens of pictures and videos of child porn on his computer. Rivera was indicted by a grand jury in October and pleaded guilty in January. In February, Rivera was found guilty…