Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced for Theft from Renville County

Talia Moseley

OLIVIA, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A 37-year-old woman from Pennsylvania was sentenced on May 1 in Renville County District Court after pleading guilty to stealing over $100,000 from the county in a misdirected payment scheme. Talia Moseley, of Chester, was ordered to serve five years of probation and to pay $111,000 in restitution on one felony… Continue reading Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced for Theft from Renville County

A Northwood resident receives a 360-day sentence for numerous drug offenses and concealing a weapon.

Darin James Braun

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – On Monday, May 13, a 41-year-old man from Northwood, Darin James Braun, was sentenced to serve 360 days for drug and weapon offenses. Braun admitted guilt to four counts of possession with intent to distribute, originally classified as Class A felonies but reduced to Class B felonies in a plea… Continue reading A Northwood resident receives a 360-day sentence for numerous drug offenses and concealing a weapon.

Thief River Falls man sentenced to 49 months for selling drugs to an informant

Thief River Falls, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A Thief River Falls man was sentenced to just over four years in prison on Monday, May 13, for selling $100 worth of methamphetamine to an informant. Noah Christopher Dybedahl, 24, pleaded guilty to third-degree sale of a controlled substance earlier in May. The crime carries a maximum sentence… Continue reading Thief River Falls man sentenced to 49 months for selling drugs to an informant

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

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

Former Fargo Teacher and Athletic Trainer Sentenced for Sexual Assault Conviction

Levi Tande

FARGO, N.D. (trfnews.i234.me) – Former Fargo Teacher and Athletic Trainer Sentenced for Sexual Assault Conviction: Levi Tande, a former Fargo Public Schools teacher and athletic trainer contracted through Sanford Health, was sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy last summer. He changed his plea to guilty during a January hearing.… Continue reading Former Fargo Teacher and Athletic Trainer Sentenced for Sexual Assault Conviction

Cody James Belgarde Sentenced to Over 27 Years for Teen’s Murder and Arson

Cody James Belgarde

FARGO, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Cody James Belgarde, 37, from Saint Michael, Spirit Lake Nation, received a 327-month sentence for killing 17-year-old Leroy Chapin of Parshall on January 14, 2021. The incident involved second-degree murder and arson, with Belgarde shooting Chapin with a shotgun at his own house. He then set the house on fire to… Continue reading Cody James Belgarde Sentenced to Over 27 Years for Teen’s Murder and Arson

EGF man sentenced for possessing child porn

Kevin Wayne Cota

Pennington County, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – An East Grand Forks man was sentenced Monday, April 15 in Pennington County District Court for possessing a total of four pornographic images of two girls. Kevin Wayne Cota, 45, was sentenced for four felony counts of possession of pornographic work involving minors. Judge Tamara Yon had previously convicted Cota… Continue reading EGF man sentenced for possessing child porn

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 90 Years for Killing Infant Son

Dylan Castimore

SIOUX FALLS, SD (trfnews.i234.me) – In a harrowing turn of events, Dylan Castimore, a 24-year-old Sioux Falls resident, faced the judgment of the court today, receiving a staggering 90-year sentence for the tragic death of his 8-week-old son, Daxton. The sentence, delivered Friday morning, April 19, at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, marked the culmination… Continue reading Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 90 Years for Killing Infant Son

Ex-Music Teacher Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case Involving Minor

Richard Schrom

TODD COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A former music teacher and choir director at Fertile-Beltrami Public Schools, Richard John Schrom, 31, has been sentenced for sex charges involving a minor. Initially charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct-1st Degree-Penetration under 18/Contact under 14-Use force and Criminal Sexual Conduct – 3rd Degree – PenetrationÍž Victim 14 – 15, Schrom… Continue reading Ex-Music Teacher Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case Involving Minor

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

Wahpeton Man Sentenced for Shooting Cousin in Chest

Shawn Lane

WAHPETON, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – In a courtroom filled with tension and emotion, Shawn Lane, a 37-year-old resident of Wahpeton, received his sentence on Friday for the shooting of his cousin in the chest. Guilty Verdict: Following a trial in February, Lane was found guilty by a jury of aggravated assault and shooting a firearm within… Continue reading Wahpeton Man Sentenced for Shooting Cousin in Chest

Crookston Man Sentenced to 90 Days for Felony Threats of Violence

POLK COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Michael Joseph Ward, a 25-year-old resident of Crookston, faced sentencing on Tuesday, April 2, for felony threats of violence. 1. Guilty Plea and Dismissed Charges: Ward had previously pleaded guilty to the crime in January. However, his second-degree assault charge with a dangerous weapon was dismissed during the legal proceedings.… Continue reading Crookston Man Sentenced to 90 Days for Felony Threats of Violence

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

Mother’s Tragic Act: St. Cloud Woman Sentenced for Dumping Baby’s Body

Fardoussa Omar Abdillahi

ST. CLOUD, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Fardoussa Omar Abdillahi, 29, has been handed a sentence of over 21 years for the heart-wrenching murder of her own 3-month-old baby. The sentencing comes after Abdillahi pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder, shedding light on a dark and distressing episode. In a harrowing account revealed by court documents, Abdillahi… Continue reading Mother’s Tragic Act: St. Cloud Woman Sentenced for Dumping Baby’s Body

Devils Lake Man Sentenced for Theft and Preventing Arrest, but Related Case Keeps Legal Drama Alive

Jason David Duerr

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – In a saga of legal twists and turns, Jason David Duerr, 42, from Devils Lake, found himself in the center of a courtroom drama. Duerr faced sentencing after admitting guilt to a Class A felony theft and Class C felony preventing arrest in Cavalier County. However, the plot thickens as… Continue reading Devils Lake Man Sentenced for Theft and Preventing Arrest, but Related Case Keeps Legal Drama Alive

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

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

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

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