Grand Forks Man Avoids Trial for Felony Sexual Assault and Burglary Charges Through Pretrial Diversion

Lance Visnar Oliveros

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Lance Visnar Oliveros, 26, was anticipated to stand trial on May 28 for Class A felony gross sexual imposition and Class B felony night burglary. Instead, he has been granted a pretrial diversion agreement, meaning he will not have to go to trial. Oliveros was charged in December 2022 for… Continue reading Grand Forks Man Avoids Trial for Felony Sexual Assault and Burglary Charges Through Pretrial Diversion

A woman from Cavalier was arrested for allegedly smuggling Suboxone into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Elaine Alexis Longtine, a 25-year-old woman from Cavalier, was arrested on Monday, May 13, in connection with an incident involving the smuggling of Suboxone film strips into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center concealed within greeting card envelopes. Longtine faces charges of Class A felony conspiracy to deliver or possess… Continue reading A woman from Cavalier was arrested for allegedly smuggling Suboxone into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center

Crookston Woman Receives Staggered 180-Day Sentence for Felony Theft and Aiding Offender Charges

POLK COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a courtroom drama unfolding on Tuesday, April 23, Irene Thompson, 42, faced sentencing for her involvement in felony theft from an employer and aiding an offender. Thompson had previously pleaded guilty to these charges in February, leading to the dismissal of two remaining charges against her. The proposed plea… Continue reading Crookston Woman Receives Staggered 180-Day Sentence for Felony Theft and Aiding Offender Charges

Grand Forks Man Faces Serious Drug Charges

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Tyler Gregory Thomas, 24, from Belcourt, waived his preliminary hearing, originally set for April 26, in Grand Forks County. He pleaded not guilty to three felony drug charges, including Class A felony possession of over 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, which carries a maximum 20-year sentence. Additionally,… Continue reading Grand Forks Man Faces Serious Drug Charges

Parents from Tokio Charged in 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Tragic Death

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – A devastating tragedy has gripped Tokio, North Dakota, as a couple faces federal charges following the death of their 3-year-old daughter in 2022. Austin Ray Lester, 28, and Krissy Louise Hinsley, 25, are accused of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child neglect. Additionally, Lester faces a charge of assaulting… Continue reading Parents from Tokio Charged in 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Tragic Death

Fertile Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Conduct Charges Amidst Shocking Allegations

Ilia Grigory Basargin

POLK COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a dramatic courtroom scene, Ilia Grigory Basargin of Fertile, Minnesota, stood before the judge on Thursday, April 18, and firmly pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. The 32-year-old was embroiled in controversy after being accused of engaging in sexual conduct with two juvenile girls, one under… Continue reading Fertile Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Conduct Charges Amidst Shocking Allegations