Minneapolis shooting suspect arrested in Mahnomen; stabbing suspect leads deputies on chase


A Minneapolis shooting suspect was apprehended Saturday, June 27, in Mahnomen, according to a news release from the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators from the sheriff’s office received information that Charles Ortley, 30, of Minneapolis, was at the Riverland Apartments in Mahnomen. While watching the apartment, they saw Ortley get into a vehicle with two females, according to the release.

When the vehicle drove onto an open expanse of Highway 59, law enforcement initiated a felony stop and shut down the highway. Ortley was taken into custody without incident, according to the release.

While the apartment building was under surveillance, officers identified Ryan Pacheco, 18, of Pine River, who is a suspect in a June 10 stabbing incident in Naytahwaush, according to the release. After Ortley was arrested, the investigators observed Pacheco and two other males get into a vehicle.

The vehicle was spotted by a patrol officer in Mahnomen and a traffic stop was initiated, according to the release. The vehicle fled south on Highway 59, with police in pursuit. Officers used a tire deflation device on 59 near County Road 12 to stop the suspect.


The pursuit entered Waubun, and the suspect vehicle crashed on Railroad Street near the Waubun grain elevator, according to the release. The driver, Pacheco, and one of the passengers, fled on foot but were taken into custody within a short time, according to the release.

The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office, White Earth Police Department and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension were involved in these incidents.

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