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Suspect captured in Maple Grove Township shooting death

Ronald Wayne Elias Thompson III.

A suspect has been arrested in a fatal shooting in Maple Grove Township June 9.

Ronald Wayne Elias Thompson III, 18, of Detroit Lakes, was arrested in St. Cloud on Friday at approximately 2:30 p.m. He is currently being held on outstanding warrants, according to Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander.

Thompson is a suspect in the shooting death of Jamie Lee Bevins Jr., 27, of White Earth. The shooting occurred near Strawberry Lake.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota Department of Corrections Fugitive Task Force, St. Cloud Police Department, and Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force assisted in the apprehension of Thompson.

Bevins' funeral was June 14. According to his obituary, "he shared with family and friends his love for music, and was an artist at heart. He was very talented in wood burning and drawing." He also enjoyed the thrill of speed racing, and liked to race anything from bikes to four-wheelers to automobiles. "Jamie will be dearly missed by his family and friends."