Five Convicted of Child Abuse on Red Lake Indian Reservation

Five Convicted of Child Abuse on Red Lake Indian Reservation

MINNEAPOLIS (trfnews.i234.me)  – Bobbi Jo Johnson, also known as Bobbi Jo Kingbird, has been found guilty by a federal jury of child neglect and child endangerment on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The 46-year-old Red Lake woman’s conviction spans from January 2021 to April 2022. The victim, a child in the foster care of her… Continue reading Five Convicted of Child Abuse on Red Lake Indian Reservation

Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Harassing Crash Victim’s Widow

Tyson Horton

CROOKSTON, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Tyson Horton, the 21-year-old Minnesota man previously convicted of killing Tom McWaters in a car crash near Thompson, North Dakota, has had harassment charges against him dismissed. Horton, who was sentenced to six months of electronic monitoring for the fatal collision, allegedly harassed McWaters’ widow through Facebook. Initially accused of sending… Continue reading Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Harassing Crash Victim’s Widow

Minnesota Man Accused of Swindling $100K+ by Falsely Posing as War Hero

Mikhail Wicker

DILWORTH, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a shocking revelation, Mikhail Wicker, 37, hailing from Dilworth, Minnesota, faces a litany of charges after allegedly orchestrating an elaborate scheme to defraud the government of more than $100,000 by deceitfully masquerading as a decorated veteran. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota, has leveled multiple charges against Wicker, including… Continue reading Minnesota Man Accused of Swindling $100K+ by Falsely Posing as War Hero

Alleged Murder Suspect in Thief River Falls Claims Act was for Public Safety

Jorge Luis Benitez-Estremera

PENNINGTON COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Eleven months following the tragic death of Steven Opdahl outside DigiKey, chilling details emerge from an omnibus hearing shedding light on the alleged perpetrator’s mindset. Assistant Special Agent Testifies: Ricky Wuori Jr., of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, recounted his initial interview with Jorge Luis Benitez-Estremera. Wuori described Benitez-Estremera’s… Continue reading Alleged Murder Suspect in Thief River Falls Claims Act was for Public Safety

Grand Forks Teen Accused of Murder Turns 18, Transferred to Adult Correctional Facility

Cazmere Haskins

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – In a sobering turn of events, Cazmere Haskins, the Grand Forks teen accused of murder, celebrated his 18th birthday this week under far from ideal circumstances. Haskins, who was previously held in juvenile detention, was transferred to the Grand Forks County Correctional Facility. Just weeks ago, Haskins was arrested and… Continue reading Grand Forks Teen Accused of Murder Turns 18, Transferred to Adult Correctional Facility