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Man to be held without bond on Clay charges

A Clay County District Court judge Friday ordered a Fargo man held without bond until numerous charges against him have been resolved. Once the Clay County cases are done Gregory F. Butler II, 23, 1519 37th Ave.

A Clay County District Court judge Friday ordered a Fargo man held without bond until numerous charges against him have been resolved.

Once the Clay County cases are done Gregory F. Butler II, 23, 1519 37th Ave. S., will be handed over to authorities in Cass County where he faces additional charges, Assistant Clay County Attorney Brian Melton said.

Earlier this year, Butler was charged in Clay County with third-degree controlled substance crime, possessing a bullet-proof vest while committing or attempting to commit a crime and receiving stolen property.

Court records say:

Police went to a Moorhead motel March 11 on a report that Butler, who was wanted on Cass County warrants, was in the area.

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Officers found Butler and searched the room he was in.

Police found nine different firearms in the room, including a revolver reported stolen out of Montana in 1990.

Police also found a bulletproof vest and bags containing methamphetamine.

Butler was arrested at the motel but he was later released after posting $50,000 bond.

Subsequently, more charges were filed against him in Clay County accusing him of failing to show up for a court hearing and also of fleeing from an officer in a motor vehicle.

Otter Tail County authorities arrested Butler Thursday on a Clay County warrant and transported him for a Clay County court hearing Friday before Judge Michael Kirk, who ordered Butler held without bond based on special warrants signed by the governors of North Dakota and Minnesota.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555

I'm a reporter and a photographer and sometimes I create videos to go with my stories.

I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and in my time with The Forum I have covered a number of beats, from cops and courts to business and education.

I've also written about UFOs, ghosts, dinosaur bones and the planet Pluto.

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