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FARGO – A Glyndon, Minn., woman was sentenced to almost 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to smuggling drugs into the Cass County Jail inside her body. Chili Carlene Musselman, 51, pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County District Court to two counts of possession of a controlled substance by an inmate, both Class B felonies. One of those was an Alford plea, in which a defendant does not admit guilt but agrees there’s enough evidence to convince a jury to convict her. Musselman was sentenced to about nine years and six months in prison. Court documents say Musselman was a
FARGO – The owner of a downtown hotel recently reported he was the victim of an attempted scam when a guest tried to demand a free room for the night after saying she found a syringe in her bed, according to a search warrant filed Friday in Cass County District Court. The search warrant states that Fargo police were dispatched to the Scandia Hotel at 717 4th St. N. on Dec.
FARGO – A West Fargo woman has pleaded guilty to accidentally killing her 4-day-old baby boy by breast-feeding him after snorting a prescription pain killer. Reanne Rose Pederson, 32, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Cass County District Court to negligent homicide, a Class C felony, and ingesting a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor. Court documents alleged Pederson snorted hydrocodone before lying down to breast-feed her 4-day-old baby boy in June and falling asleep with him. The child was unresponsive when she awoke an hour and a half later and died at the hospital the fol
MOORHEAD – A Fargo man charged with sex trafficking is accused of harassing his victim to work for him as a prostitute for the past five months, authorities stated in court records filed Thursday. Willie Bernard Navy, 34, is charged in Clay County District Court with three counts of felony second-degree sex trafficking. Police found the woman through her ad on the website backpage.com as part of an unrelated sex trafficking lead they were investigating, court documents state. An undercover police officer arranged to meet her Tuesday at a Moorhead motel room, the complaint states.
FARGO – A Fargo mother faces felony child endangerment charges after she allegedly picked up her children after school while drunk, according to court documents. Sherry Joann Kempel, 49, was charged Friday in Cass County District Court with one count of abuse or neglect of a child, a Class C felony. According to documents filed with the charges, Fargo police responded to a call by Kempel’s husband about an intoxicated parent picking up her children from Oak Grove Lutheran School here on Oct.
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead real estate agent is suing a couple after their cat allegedly attacked her while she was preparing their home for an open house seven years ago,...