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MOORHEAD—A former Moorhead day care provider was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail after violating probation by driving drunk after pleading guilty in January 2014 to taking care of children while she was intoxicated. Jayne Ann Cote of Moorhead wept as she addressed the court at a probation violation hearing Thursday in Clay County District Court after her attorney asked the judge to spare her from jail, or allow her to serve the sentence on house arrest. Cote, 55, pleaded guilty March 23 to a single count of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated after being pulled over in January on
FARGO -- Lori Jamison heard trucks roaring past outside and started to get worried as her cries for help echoed off the inside of the storage locker and in her...
MOORHEAD – Things had not been right with Cuda since Ryan Carey – his handler – was fired from the Clay County Sheriff’s Department following claims Carey had lied about an internal investigation. The former Clay County police dog had taken to lying in front of Carey’s truck, perhaps thinking it was his squad vehicle, Carey told lawyers in a deposition.
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man is charged with assaulting his unborn child after prosecutors allege he beat, kicked and dragged his 8-months pregnant girlfriend while threatening to hit her in the stomach. Court documents filed with the charges say two neighbors called police at 1:18 p.m.
CROOKSTON, Minn. – City officials in Fertile said their mayor will get to keep his job after he pleaded guilty to driving while impaired on a Minnesota highway. Court documents filed with criminal charges against Brian Gene Nephew, 55, say a Polk County sheriff’s deputy responded about 9:21 p.m. Jan. 15 to a report of a black truck headed east in the westbound lane of U.S.
DILWORTH – A man in his late 40s apparently froze to death just east of here near the train tracks, Clay County authorities say. Lt. Stephen Landsem of the Clay...
SABIN, Minn. – Clay County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested the owner of a home that burned here two weeks ago for arson. Clay County Sheriff’s Lt. Stephen Landsem said Jon Leo Lague, 51, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree arson Wednesday. Lague’s arrest follows an investigation that began Feb. 6, after firefighters responded to an active house fire at 115 2nd St.
MOORHEAD – If two junior league hockey players are going to face felony charges for allegedly making and sharing sex videos of a 15-year-old girl, prosecutors should also charge the girl, defense attorneys argued here Thursday. In a rarely seen motion, Minneapolis-based defense attorney Joe Friedberg said the case was an abuse of prosecutorial discretion and selective prosecution.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The two men accused of leading police on a high-speed chase Sunday that ended when they became stuck in a Clay County swamp with homemade explosives in the car are from Hillsboro, N.D. According to court documents filed Tuesday in Clay County District Court, a Glyndon police officer on patrol at about 12:23 a.m.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Bayport man convicted in 27 drunken driving-related cases in Minnesota has been released to residential placement in Clay County. Danny Lee Bettcher, 61, was released Dec. 29 after serving about five years in prison for his latest drunken driving-related conviction, said Minnesota Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sarah Latuseck.