Grand Forks Tire Slasher Pleads Guilty to Damaging 50 Vehicles

Matthew Vincent Morris

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Matthew Vincent Morris, 31, who is accused of slashing tires on 50 vehicles in a single night last fall, changed his plea to guilty on Monday, May 13. Morris is charged with Class B felony criminal mischief, resulting in more than $10,000 worth of damage. The charge carries a maximum… Continue reading Grand Forks Tire Slasher Pleads Guilty to Damaging 50 Vehicles

Grand Forks Woman Accused of Strangling Mother with Purse Strap Pleads Not Guilty

Brianna Lynn Thomas

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – A Grand Forks woman accused of attempting to murder her mother waived her preliminary hearing on Monday, May 13, and pleaded not guilty to two felony charges. Brianna Lynn Thomas, 20, faces up to 20 years in prison for Class A felony attempted murder and is also charged with Class… Continue reading Grand Forks Woman Accused of Strangling Mother with Purse Strap Pleads Not Guilty

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Capitol Insurrection

Paul Orta Jr.

WASHINGTON D.C. (trfnews.i234.me) – A man from southern Minnesota is set to be sentenced in October for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Prosecutors in Washington, D.C., announced that 35-year-old Paul Orta Jr. of Blue Earth pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a felony charge of civil disorder. According to… Continue reading Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Capitol Insurrection

Thief River Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Sales, Faces Sentencing

Noah Christopher Dybedahl

Thief River Falls (trfnews.i234.me) – In a dramatic courtroom twist, Thief River Falls resident Noah Christopher Dybedahl, 24, has pleaded guilty to third-degree controlled substance sales, shocking the local community. The plea comes after Dybedahl was implicated in a nefarious drug deal involving methamphetamine, as revealed by a probable cause statement filed in the case.… Continue reading Thief River Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Sales, Faces Sentencing

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

TRF man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Jonathan Wyatt Hulst

Pennington County, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A Thief River Falls man pled guilty Monday, April 15 to possessing an image of child pornography. Jonathan Wyatt Hulst, 22, pled guilty to a felony charge of possession of pornographic work involving minors. Hulst, who cried during the court hearing, admitted he possessed an image of a prepubescent, completely… Continue reading TRF man pleads guilty to child porn charge

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

U.S. Senator’s Son Pleads Not Guilty to Homicide Charges in Crash That Killed North Dakota Deputy

Ian Cramer

WASHBURN, N.D. (trfnews.i234.me) – Ian Cramer, 43, son of U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, entered a not guilty plea to charges including homicide in connection with a December 6 crash that resulted in the death of a North Dakota sheriff’s deputy. Cramer, facing felony charges of homicide, preventing arrest, reckless endangerment, and fleeing an officer, along… Continue reading U.S. Senator’s Son Pleads Not Guilty to Homicide Charges in Crash That Killed North Dakota Deputy

Grand Forks Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Sales and Other Offenses

POLK COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Miranda Marie Slebodnik, 32, faced a pivotal moment in her legal battle as she pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including controlled substance sales, during a court appearance on Friday morning, April 12, in Polk County. Slebodnik, appearing remotely from the Pennington County Jail, entered guilty pleas in three separate cases,… Continue reading Grand Forks Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Sales and Other Offenses

Grand Forks Man Pleads Not Guilty to Four Felony Drug Charges

Nolli Hedaria Neal Sr.

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Nolli Hedaria Neal Sr., 50, made a significant legal maneuver by waiving his preliminary hearing, which was slated for Monday, April 15, and entered a plea of not guilty to four felony drug crimes in Grand Forks. Neal’s legal troubles began in March when law enforcement executed a search warrant… Continue reading Grand Forks Man Pleads Not Guilty to Four Felony Drug Charges

Alleged Shoplifter Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Grand Forks County

Benjamin Mikkel Pawlowski

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Benjamin Mikkel Pawlowski, 30, faced a pivotal moment in his legal battle as he waived his preliminary hearing, scheduled for Monday, April 15, and entered a plea of not guilty to a slew of charges in Grand Forks County. The charges stem from an incident where Pawlowski allegedly shoplifted merchandise… Continue reading Alleged Shoplifter Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Grand Forks County

Grand Forks Man Pleads Not Guilty to Horrific Crimes Against a Child

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Ja’Haun Kardelle Stafford, 38, appeared in court on Wednesday, April 3, after a preliminary hearing determined probable cause for his case to proceed. Facing grave charges, Stafford pleaded not guilty to sexual and violent offenses against a child. Stafford’s charges include a Class AA felony for gross sexual imposition involving… Continue reading Grand Forks Man Pleads Not Guilty to Horrific Crimes Against a Child

Warren Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Sales and Driving While Impaired

Michael John Slusar

POLK COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Michael John Slusar, a 45-year-old resident of Warren, Minnesota, admitted his guilt in court on Thursday, April 4, to charges of third-degree narcotics sales and gross misdemeanor second-degree driving while impaired by a controlled substance. The severity of the drug sales charge carries a potential maximum sentence of 20 years,… Continue reading Warren Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Sales and Driving While Impaired

Roseau Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault, Faces Decades in Prison

Danny Lee Hamilton

ROSEAU COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A Roseau man has admitted his guilt to charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor. Danny Lee Hamilton, aged 61, faces up to 25 years behind bars for the heinous crime committed against a 15-year-old girl. In addition to this charge, Hamilton is also facing two counts of… Continue reading Roseau Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault, Faces Decades in Prison

West Fargo Woman Pleads Guilty to Amended Charges in Fatal Crash

Taquoya Nike Saldana

FARGO, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – In a tragic turn of events, Taquoya Nike Saldana of West Fargo pleaded guilty on Monday to amended charges stemming from a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 31-year-old Marine veteran last year. Crash Details On April 12, 2023, Saldana was initially charged with driving under the influence and… Continue reading West Fargo Woman Pleads Guilty to Amended Charges in Fatal Crash

Former Emerado City Auditor Faces Felony Charges for Alleged Financial Misconduct

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – In a startling turn of events, Wendy Jane Sullivan, 59, former Emerado city auditor, appeared in court, waving her preliminary hearing and entering a plea of not guilty to two severe felonies. Allegations Unveiled Sullivan stands accused of perpetrating two Class A felonies, including theft exceeding $50,000 and misapplication of… Continue reading Former Emerado City Auditor Faces Felony Charges for Alleged Financial Misconduct