Motorcyclist arrested in connection to June drive-by shooting in Moorhead

Fentress Glen Cromwell
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MOORHEAD — A Moorhead man has been arrested in connection to a June drive-by shooting on a motorcycle.

Fentress Glen Cromwell, 52, appeared Monday, July 20, in Clay County District Court on several felony charges, including using a dangerous weapon in a drive-by shooting toward a vehicle or building.

The charges stem from a June 23 report of shots fired in from of an apartment building at 3009 18th St. S. in Moorhead, which is several blocks south of Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

According to a criminal complaint:

Police responded to the apartment around 9:30 p.m., where they found spent .40 caliber pistol shell casings. Witnesses said a man riding a loud Harley Davidson motorcycle drove up, shot the gun into the ground and parked car, and then rode off.


No one was injured.

A motorcycle matching the description given by witnesses was impounded for evidence on June 24 when it was spotted at the Grand Inn in Moorhead.

Court documents suggest Cromwell was involved in an argument with a couple at a barbecue the same day as the shooting. Witnesses said the couple was near the scene of the shooting, but they were not found, according to the criminal complaint.

With a search warrant, police found clothing that matched the description of the suspected shooter at Cromwell’s home. Witnesses later identified Cromwell as the shooter after watching surveillance footage.

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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