Mille Lacs County, Minnesota Introduces Mental Health Co-Responder to Combat Crime

MILLE LACS COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a proactive move to address the root causes of many crimes, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, has welcomed Jesse Ning as its new Mental Health Co-Responder. Sheriff Kyle Burton, who spearheaded the initiative, expressed his enthusiasm for this crucial addition to their team. Sheriff Burton highlighted the extensive efforts… Continue reading Mille Lacs County, Minnesota Introduces Mental Health Co-Responder to Combat Crime

Levi William Axtell’s Murder Case: Mental Health Evaluation Delays Proceedings

Levi William Axtell's Murder Case: Mental Health Evaluation Delays Proceedings

GRAND MARAIS, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Seven months after being deemed incompetent, Levi William Axtell, 28, of Grand Marais, faces a suspended murder case for the fatal bludgeoning of 77-year-old Lawrence Vincent Scully. Axtell, suffering from severe paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations, views himself as a “hero” for killing Scully, a convicted sex offender and former mayoral… Continue reading Levi William Axtell’s Murder Case: Mental Health Evaluation Delays Proceedings

Attorneys File Mental Illness Defense in DigiKey Employee Murder Case

Jorge Luis Benitez-Estremera

Thief River Falls, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a recent development, the attorneys for Jorge Luis Benitez-Estremera, the man accused of killing DigiKey employee Steven Opdahl, have filed a notice indicating their intention to rely on a defense of mental illness or deficiency. Alongside this defense, Benitez-Estremera also maintains his plea of not guilty. Benitez-Estremera, 33,… Continue reading Attorneys File Mental Illness Defense in DigiKey Employee Murder Case

Grand Forks Man Faces Charges for Allegedly Exploiting Elderly Landlord

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – An arrest warrant has been issued for 60-year-old David Lee Cooper of Grand Forks after he allegedly borrowed over $116,000 from his elderly female landlord, who was suffering from declining mental health, according to court documents. Family members conducted a check of the woman’s finances, revealing that she had written… Continue reading Grand Forks Man Faces Charges for Allegedly Exploiting Elderly Landlord

Grand Forks Police Address Roommate Disturbance and Mental Health Incident

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – In Grand Forks, a Sunday evening incident initially reported as a stabbing turned out to be a less severe altercation. According to Sergeant O’Neal, the episode, which occurred on the 400 block of Cherry Street just before 6:00 PM, involved a dispute between roommates. Contrary to initial reports, no one… Continue reading Grand Forks Police Address Roommate Disturbance and Mental Health Incident

Body Of Missing Man With Mental Issues Recovered In Stutsman County, ND

WINDSOR, ND (trfnews.i234.me) The body of a man with mental health issues has been discovered in water near Windsor, North Dakota. Gage Laper went missing last week. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser says they found his body Friday.