Crime

Four of the 14 jurors interviewed today, Tuesday, April 15, were selected in the Byron Smith murder trial. Smith was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of teen cousins Haile Kifer, 18, and Nick Brady, 17,  when he said they were burglarizing his Little Falls home on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  Following Judge Douglas Anderson’s decision to deny another motion to dismiss the case, jury selection will begin in the murder trial of Byron Smith. Smith, 65, is a Little Falls man accused of first-degree, premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of Haile Kifer, 18, and Nicholas Brady, 17, Nov. 22, 2012. [...]

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April 4 — A resident on Fifth Avenue Southwest reported the theft of a firearm. April 4 — A resident on Pine Avenue reported a 14-foot enclosed tandem axle trailer had been stolen.

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Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff have filed gross misdemeanor complaints against the following people: • Patrick Ronald Meyer 47, Pierz — In connection with an April 5 incident, Meyer has been charged with one count of emergency telephone calls/communications, interruption, interference, impeding, disruption of a 911 call. • Jacob Michael Hoefs, 22, [...]

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April 2 — A resident on Haven Drive in Little Falls reported the theft of the prescription Adderall, an ATM card and a child’s medication. April 3 — A garbage can was stolen from a residence on Cable Road in Little Falls. April 3 — An identity theft incident was reported by a Pierz resident [...]

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William Joseph Marty, 41, Little Falls, was convicted April 9 of felony domestic assault in the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County. On Oct. 22, 2013, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a domestic situation in Pike Creek Township. At the scene, the victim told officers that while Marty was on [...]

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On April 1, David Alan Stone, 21, Ashland, Wis., waived his rights to an extradition hearing and agreed to be returned to Wisconsin. On March 19, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections issued a warrant for the arrest of Stone. According to the Department, Stone, who was on parole for burglary, absconded from supervision. The Department [...]

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On March 26, Matthew John Mackissock, 20, Little Falls, was convicted of one felony count each of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and fourth degree DWI in the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County. On Aug. 1, 2013, a Little Falls police officer saw a vehicle with expired license plates and a [...]

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