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FARGO—A defense motion seeking testimony from former prosecutors in the trial of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. has been resolved. According to U.S. District Court records, a motion hearing that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, was canceled after resolution was reached regarding a defense motion that sought to compel former prosecutors to testify under oath about whether they knowingly presented or failed to correct false testimony of a key trial witness.
MOORHEAD—The Moorhead Police Department is alerting the public that fake $100 bills may be going into circulation in the area. According to a report released by Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson: Police received a report Tuesday afternoon, March 28, that a stack of phony $100 bills was stolen from a National Guard recruiting table on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead. The "movie prop money" was being used to illustrate college cost savings that could be gained by joining the National Guard.
MOORHEAD—A Moorhead man who was charged in early March with three counts of mistreating or torturing animals in connection with the death of three cats is not expected to face additional charges, a Moorhead police spokesman said. Police were flooded with tips and comments after Jalan Isaac Greer, 23, was charged March 3 in Clay County District Court, said police Lt. Tory Jacobson. Jacobson said those contacts with the public led to additional investigative work. Now that the investigation is completed, no additional charges are expected, he said.
FARGO—Pete Sabo, the owner of the Bison Turf in north Fargo, said on Tuesday, March 28, that he anticipates a May completion date for the reconstruction of his business, which has been closed since a fire damaged the structure in July. Whenever the rebuild is finalized, Sabo said the Bison Turf will be open for business "about 10 minutes after we're completed." Sabo recalled a recent incident that he said underscored for him just how interested people are about the future of the Bison Turf.
FARGO—A mother is accused in Cass County District Court of using two children to help her steal items from a West Fargo Cash Wise store. Jessica Leigh Frederick-Aspen, 32, of Grand Forks, is charged with one count of child neglect, a Class C felony, for incidents that occurred on three separate dates in August 2016 at the Cash Wise store at 755 33rd Ave. E. Frederick-Aspen was responsible for stealing more than $550 worth of property from Cash Wise, including stuffed animals and a pair of small speakers, according to court documents.
MOORHEAD – A 25-year-old Moorhead man who was arrested Monday morning, March 27, after being accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through multiple counties in a stolen vehicle has a history of being charged with fleeing police in stolen vehicles. Zachary A. Rogers faces a number of possible charges following the latest pursuit, which began early Monday after police responded to a report of a break-in at a garage in far south Moorhead, according to Moorhead police.
FARGO—North Dakota's freshly minted "constitutional carry" law, hailed by Gov. Doug Burgum as in keeping with Second Amendment rights, is getting a lukewarm reception from officials at the Fargo Police Department. The biggest issue? "There's no provision for training," said Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson. "It's up to the gun owner, or concealed carrier, to be properly trained, but who determines the proper training?" Anderson said.
MOORHEAD — A Moorhead woman was sentenced in Clay County District Court on Thursday, March 23, to 12 years in prison for sexual contact with a 7-year-old child. Arpolia V. Brown-Navarrete, 42, earlier pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Following a plea agreement, Judge Michelle Lawson handed Brown-Navarrete a guideline sentence based on the charge Brown-Navarrete pleaded guilty to and her criminal history score. With good behavior, she could be released after serving eight years.
MOORHEAD — A man who claims his pickup truck was unlawfully seized and searched has been charged in Clay County District Court with one count of theft after being accused of taking the truck out of a Moorhead impound lot. Matthew K. Krebs, 34, whose address in court papers is listed as Breckenridge, is accused in court documents of taking a pickup truck from Ed's Towing in Moorhead on March 10 without the consent of someone "having a superior right of possession."
MOORHEAD—A 19-year-old woman who died Nov. 3 after experiencing a medical emergency at the Clay County Jail died from acute bronchopneumonia, according to information contained in the death certificate for Abby Lee Rudolph of Fargo. The death certificate, on file with the Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Vital Records, lists the manner of Rudolph's death as natural and indicates neither injury nor trauma contributed to her death. Bronchopneumonia is a medical condition affecting the lungs.