Two Corrections Officers Assaulted by Inmates at Stillwater Prison, Facility on Lockdown

Two Corrections Officers Assaulted by Inmates at Stillwater Prison, Facility on Lockdown

BAYPORT, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Two corrections officers at Stillwater prison were hospitalized after being assaulted by inmates on Saturday morning, officials reported. The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on May 25, when an inmate attacked a corrections officer at a housing unit security post, according to a news release issued Sunday by the Minnesota Department… Continue reading Two Corrections Officers Assaulted by Inmates at Stillwater Prison, Facility on Lockdown

Grafton Man Gets Two Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Multiple Charges

Juan Carlos Gutierrez

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – A Grafton man changed his plea and was sentenced Thursday, May 23, to two years in prison. Juan Carlos Gutierrez, 30, pleaded guilty to two Class C felonies, reckless endangerment-extreme indifference and fleeing a police officer. He also pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession and Class B… Continue reading Grafton Man Gets Two Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Multiple Charges

Reckless Driving Leads to 2.5-Year Prison Sentence for Minnesota Man in Fatal Crash

Dominic Micheal Billmeier

WALSH COUNTY (trfnews.i234.me) – A Minnesota man was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Thursday afternoon, May 23, for causing a fatal 2023 rollover crash in Walsh County. “There are multiple things I could’ve done to change that day,” Dominic Michael Billmeier, 25, said during the hearing. “I am sorry.” On March 2, 2023, Billmeier… Continue reading Reckless Driving Leads to 2.5-Year Prison Sentence for Minnesota Man in Fatal Crash

Brian Wyman Wilde, 61, of Thief River Falls, receives a 60-month prison sentence and stayed

Brian Wyman Wilde

Thief River Falls, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Brian Wyman Wilde, 61, of Thief River Falls, received a 60-month prison sentence, and stayed for two years and six months, for felony possession of a firearm. Sentence: Wilde received a 60-month prison term, and stayed for 2.5 years. Probation: Ordered to serve supervised probation for 2.5 years. Firearms… Continue reading Brian Wyman Wilde, 61, of Thief River Falls, receives a 60-month prison sentence and stayed

Craig Allen Moore, 35, receives an 18-month prison sentence

Craig Allen Moore

Thief River Falls, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Craig Allen Moore, 35, received an 18-month prison sentence for third-degree assault, along with several additional orders by the court. Sentence: Moore was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Firearms Restriction: He was prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition, or explosives for life unless his civil rights were restored. DNA… Continue reading Craig Allen Moore, 35, receives an 18-month prison sentence

Crookston Man Sentenced to Nearly 22 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Jorge Alberto Torres, Jr.

FERGUS FALLS, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A Crookston man has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison followed by 20 years of probation for producing images and videos showing the sexual abuse of a minor girl. Jorge Alberto Torres, Jr., 52, was arrested after the victim reported his actions to school officials and law enforcement.… Continue reading Crookston Man Sentenced to Nearly 22 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Ogema Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Pine Point Cousin Killing

michael Croud

DETROIT LAKES, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a courtroom drama that shook the community, Michael Croud, 41, from Ogema, Minnesota, faced justice for the tragic death of his cousin, David Hanks, 35, last year in Pine Point. Croud received a severe sentence of 45 years in prison for the heinous act. Here’s a summary of the… Continue reading Ogema Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Pine Point Cousin Killing

Father Sentenced to 10 Years After Toddler Survives Drug Overdose

Alexander Gothberg

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Alexander Gothberg of Grand Forks has been sentenced to 10 years in prison following a harrowing incident in April 2023, where his 2-year-old daughter survived ingesting his drugs. Under a plea deal, Gothberg pleaded guilty to six felonies, including child endangerment and drug-related offenses. In April 2023, Gothberg’s daughter overdosed… Continue reading Father Sentenced to 10 Years After Toddler Survives Drug Overdose

Father Sentenced to More Than 17 Years for Murdering 2-Year-Old Daughter

Dariaz Higgins

AUSTIN, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a tragic case that shook the community, Dariaz Higgins, 40, faced sentencing on Wednesday, April 3, for the murder of his 2-year-old daughter, Noelani Robinson, in March 2019. Higgins, already serving a life sentence for another murder, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Mower County District Court. 1. The Gruesome… Continue reading Father Sentenced to More Than 17 Years for Murdering 2-Year-Old Daughter

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

Day Care Provider Sentenced to Two Decades for Baby’s Murder: A Heartbreaking Tale of Justice

Patricia Wick

CARRINGTON, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – In a poignant 2 1/2-hour sentencing hearing, the tragic tale of 5-month-old Reed Nelson’s death unfolded. Before victim impact statements, the medical examiner vividly described Reed’s demise, leaving his family shattered. “You have stolen the joy of us seeing Reed’s first steps, his first words,” lamented Brittany, Reed’s mother. Reed’s brother… Continue reading Day Care Provider Sentenced to Two Decades for Baby’s Murder: A Heartbreaking Tale of Justice

Former Bemidji Coach Receives 4-Year Prison Term

Jeffrey L. Booge

BEMIDJI, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Jeffrey Booge, a 46-year-old resident of Solway, has been sentenced for two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for assaulting his girlfriend’s daughter. Sentencing Details On April 2, Booge received a sentence of 45 days at Beltrami County Jail, with two days of credit for time served, starting April 12. Additionally,… Continue reading Former Bemidji Coach Receives 4-Year Prison Term

74-Year-Old Bemidji Man Receives 30-Year Prison Sentence for Sexual Assault Crimes

Paul Wayne Swan Sr.

BEMIDJI, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a landmark ruling, Paul Wayne Swan Sr., a 74-year-old resident of Bemidji, Minnesota, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for heinous crimes committed against a child. Swan’s sentence comes after he was found guilty earlier this year on five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim… Continue reading 74-Year-Old Bemidji Man Receives 30-Year Prison Sentence for Sexual Assault Crimes

Child’s Death Leads to 10-Year Prison Term

ST. CLOUD, MN (trfnews.i234.me) A St. Cloud man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, after a 5-year old found his pistol and shot themselves in the head. a 5-year-old is dead and Roberto and toan Williams 39 of St Cloud has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegal possession of a… Continue reading Child’s Death Leads to 10-Year Prison Term

Ex-Warren, Minnesota Attorney Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Murdering Ex-Wife

WARREN, MN. (trfnews.i234.me) Anders Odegaard, a former attorney in Warren, Minnesota has been sentenced to 18-years in prison for beating death of his wife in August of 2022. Andre odard a former attorney from Warren Minnesota has been sentenced to 18 years in prison with credit for 17 months already served in the beating death… Continue reading Ex-Warren, Minnesota Attorney Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Murdering Ex-Wife

North Dakota Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Assaulting Elderly Parents

MCVILLE, ND (trfnews.i234.me) A man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for beating his elderly parents at McVille, North Dakota last summer. 52-year-old Darren Lyn Harter pled guilty under a flea agreement and has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for beating his elderly parents last July he gets credit for nearly… Continue reading North Dakota Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Assaulting Elderly Parents

Beltrami County Murder Results in Woman Being Sentenced to Life in Prison

BEMIDJI, MN (trfnews.i234.me) A woman was sentenced to life in prison today, after pleading guilty to 1st Degree Murder in a Beltrami County courtroom in Bemidji, Minnesota. cor Lee quader of Bea Minnesota has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder in a bigi courtroom this in from Bel tramy County… Continue reading Beltrami County Murder Results in Woman Being Sentenced to Life in Prison

Prison guards rush to save Derek Chauvin after stabbing incident

TUCSON, AZ (trfnews.i234.me) Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been reportedly stabbed at a federal prison in Arizona. Chauvin was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek chovin The Man convicted of murdering George Floyd has been stabbed at an Arizona Prison in part… Continue reading Prison guards rush to save Derek Chauvin after stabbing incident

Temporary Closure of Visitation at ND Penitentiary Due to Increase in Prison Rape Incidents

BISMARCK, ND (trfnews.i234.me) Visitation will temporarily close at the North Dakota Pen in Bismarck this coming week for a prison rape survey. the North Dakota State penitentiary in Bismarck will have a temporary closure under the prison rape elimination act this from the State Penitentiary a visitation will be canceled August 22nd through the 24th… Continue reading Temporary Closure of Visitation at ND Penitentiary Due to Increase in Prison Rape Incidents

Mother of Murder Victim Addresses The Public, One of Three Perpetrators Receives 31-Year Prison Sentence

BEMIDJI, MN (trfnews.i234.me) The mother of a Bemidji, Minnesota man who was murdered in 2020 speaks to TRF News as 1 of 3 responsible for his death is sentenced to 31 years in prison. Justice As Good As It Gets is now being served up in the nearly three-year-old murder case of Jason maruska of… Continue reading Mother of Murder Victim Addresses The Public, One of Three Perpetrators Receives 31-Year Prison Sentence

New Update: Convicted Murderer Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Killing Young Grand Forks Woman

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) An immigrant from somalia, Ahmed Abdullahi of East Grand Forks was sentenced to 35 years in prison today under a plea deal, where he plead guilty to the murder. He will face deportation after his sentence is served. ahmed abdullahi a former east grand forks resident has now been sentenced to… Continue reading New Update: Convicted Murderer Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Killing Young Grand Forks Woman

Walhalla, ND Man Receives 45-Year Prison Sentence for Violent Offenses

CAVALIER, ND (trfnews.i234.me) A Walhalla, North Dakota man has been sentenced to 45-years in prison for a string of brutal crimes in Walhalla in 2018. Benjamin “BJ” Hannesson has been sentenced to 45-years in prison and must serve 25-years before he’s eligible for parole. the 36 year old benjamin bj honest of walhalla has been… Continue reading Walhalla, ND Man Receives 45-Year Prison Sentence for Violent Offenses

Pendleton Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) Salamah Pendleton has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Grand Forks Police Officer, Cody Holte. He also received a life sentence for the murder of his own mother in a Grand Forks apartment shootout. salama pendleton of grand forks has been sentenced to life in prison he… Continue reading Pendleton Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte

Grand Forks Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Child Sex Crime

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) A Grand Forks man was sentenced to 35-years in prison this week, after being convicted in a child sex case last March. [Music] david walter gaddy was sentenced to 50 years in prison this week with 15 years suspended the sentence follows a jury finding him guilty of four counts of… Continue reading Grand Forks Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Child Sex Crime