Fargo manhunt for man wanted for parole violation comes up empty

Police spent more than 2 hours searching around Carl Ben Middle School.

Officers line an alley in south Fargo.
Matt Henson / WDAY

FARGO - Fargo police continue their search for a man who they say ran from them when they tried to arrest him.

Members of the Street Crimes Unit say they tried to make contact with a man in a pickup near Carl Ben Middle School.

He's wanted for a parole violation.

As officers approached the truck they say he ran.

That prompted a large two hour search around the school and surrounding neighborhood.


The man was not found.

Police have not identified the man or what he's on parole for.

The suspect is described as a Native American and was wearing a maroon shirt and black shorts.

Matt Henson is an Emmy award-winning reporter/photographer/editor for WDAY. Prior to joining WDAY in 2019, Matt was the main anchor at WDAZ in Grand Forks for four years. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended college at Lyndon State College in northern Vermont, where he was recognized twice nationally, including first place, by the National Academy for Arts and Science for television production. Matt enjoys being a voice for the little guy. He focuses on crimes and courts and investigative stories. Just as often, he shares tear-jerking stories and stories of accomplishment. Matt enjoys traveling to small towns across North Dakota and Minnesota to share their stories. He can be reached at and at 610-639-9215. When he's not at work (rare) Matt resides in Moorhead and enjoys spending time with his daughter, golfing and attending Bison and Sioux games.
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