MOORHEAD – A woman accused of trying to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head near Moorhead faces felony charges of attempted murder, receiving stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a Clay County District Court filing made Thursday, March 8. Melody Victoria Gray, 30, of Milwaukee, Wis., who was shot in the arm by Trooper Mark Peterson during the incident Monday, March 5, was hospitalized at Essentia Health in Fargo for treatment of her wound. Clay County Jail staff said Gray was still at Essentia Thursday afternoon.
MOORHEAD – The driver of a car who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting on Interstate 94 on Monday, March 5, allegedly tried to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head, before being shot herself in the arm, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Clay County District Court documents filed in the case of a male passenger.
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man accused of stabbing a friend faces two charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, one of them involving substantial bodily harm, according to documents filed in Clay County District Court on Tuesday, March 6.
MOORHEAD – A Sabin man, who authorities say was driving despite having his Minnesota driver’s license cancelled, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide and second-degree manslaughter in the death of a 2-year-old boy in a Jan. 6 crash, according to Clay County District Court documents. Jeremy James Sagvold, 42, was charged Friday, March 2. The two felony charges each carry a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, court documents said. The boy, Zaiden David Engen Ness, died Jan. 6 at Fargo’s Sanford Medical Center as a result of the injuries he suffered in the crash, Moorhead police said.
WEST FARGO – Investigators looking into the cause of a fire that burned on the outside of a fuel storage tank Sunday are focusing on a failure of the piping and the mechanical pump system that pumps fuel out of the tank, West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller said Tuesday, Feb. 20. Fuller said 1,200 barrels of diesel fuel leaked from the tank at the Magellan Midstream Partners facility and investigators are trying to determine how it was ignited.
WEST FARGO – A large fire that broke out early this morning at the Magellan fuel tank terminal here has been extinguished, West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern said at about 12:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. The blaze, which created a hazardous plume of black smoke, was reported at 5:12 a.m. Sunday at the terminal at 902 Main Ave. E. Authorities initially issued a shelter-in-place advisory for anyone within a 5-mile radius, and nearby residents received automated phone calls alerting them to the situation. That advisory has been lifted, and streets in the area have reopened, said Assistant West Fargo Police Chief Jerry Boyer.
FARGO – A former Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing children while he worked at churches in Fargo and West Fargo has pleaded not guilty to two Class B felony counts of gross sexual imposition. Fernando Laude Sayasaya, 53, appearing in orange Cass County Jail garb, said little during the hearing Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Cass County District Court before Judge Steven McCullough.
FARGO – It hasn’t been determined whether Brooke Crews, the admitted killer of a pregnant Fargo woman and abductor of her newborn, will testify at the trial of accused accomplice William Hoehn. But she at least will be sitting for a deposition to answer investigators’ questions, a prosecutor said Friday, Feb. 9. A date has not been set for Crews’ deposition in the case of her boyfriend, Hoehn, said Assistant State’s Attorney Ryan Younggren, who noted that the deposition won’t be public.
COLFAX, N.D. – Students at Richland 44 Junior and Senior High School here are being offered outside counseling services in the wake of allegations that bullying or hazing of younger boys by older students in the boys locker room may have included sexual misconduct, a school official said Wednesday, Jan. 24.
BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Jaynie Halvorson, the Hawley mother and wife killed when the SUV she was driving collided with a semi Tuesday, will be remembered for her tremendous energy and love of community, a Barnesville High School official said Wednesday, Jan. 10. “She grew up here, and her family is all here. She was a very connected person to our school and our community,” counselor Kyle Gylland said.