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Man accused of pistol-whipping, robbing woman caught in Larimore

Casey Featherstone

LARIMORE, N.D.—A Cando, N.D., man accused of pistol-whipping and robbing a woman earlier this month in a Grand Forks mobile home park has been arrested in Larimore.

Casey James Featherstone, 40, was arrested during a traffic stop at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Towner Avenue, according to a news release. He appeared Thursday in Grand Forks District Court on numerous charges: a Class A felony count of robbery, a Class B felony count of burglary and five Class C felony counts that include terrorizing, aggravated assault, theft of a credit device and possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.

Those charges stem from a Nov. 10 report of an armed robbery in the 300 block of Circle Drive East in the Park Manor Mobile Home Park. The victim reported that her door was kicked in and that she was hit in the face with a gun several times, according to charging documents. The woman said she knew the suspect only as "Casey."

Officers later caught up with Featherstone, but he fled, according to court documents, leaving behind 19-year-old his son, Garrett, who was detained and charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary—one Class A felony and the other a Class B felony—as well as two misdemeanor charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, in relation to the robbery.

Casey Featherstone allegedly gave the Grand Forks County Sheriff's deputy who arrested him in Larimore a fake ID, but investigators determined he was the suspect in the trailer park case, according to the release.

He has four outstanding warrants in Grand Forks County cases that include charges of credit device theft and drug possession.

He was arrested with Letecia Ann Sexton, 39, of Cando, N.D., and Christopher Gene Adkerson, 31, of Ripley, Tenn., on a charge of hindering law enforcement. Adkerson also is accused of possessing drug paraphernalia.

A Class A felony carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison, while a Class B felony is punishable by up to 10 years behind bars.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers business and political stories. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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