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Two people in Grand Forks are facing charges after fleeing from an early morning crash Monday, a press release from the Sheriff’s Office said. A deputy saw a car which had crashed into trees on Oxbow Court along Gateway Drive around 4:48 a.m., the release said. Tron David Watson, 38, got out of the back of the car, grabbed a bag and ran from the officer, the release said.
The defense for a Grand Forks woman accused of sexually assaulting another woman and beating her with a hammer expects a jury to find her guilty of aggravated assault after she admitted to punching her accuser. But it was unknown as of 5 p.m. Friday whether 31-year-old Rebecca Dakota Grant would be found guilty or acquitted on other charges that could send her to prison for the rest of her life. Grant took the stand Friday morning to tell jurors her side of the story. She was accused of beating another woman with a hammer and raping her.
Witnesses testified Thursday about DNA evidence for a case involving a woman accused of beating another woman with a hammer and sexually assaulting her. The state also called witnesses on the second day of trial to question the alibi of 31-year-old Rebecca Dakota Grant of Grand Forks, who faces charges of gross sexual imposition, attempted murder, terrorizing and aggravated assault.
Manslaughter charges were filed Thursday against a South Dakota semitrailer driver for his role in a fiery crash that left one man dead. Timothy Alan Mack, 53, of Castlewood, S.D., could spend up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
A woman testified Wednesday between tears as she recalled how a Grand Forks woman allegedly sexually assaulted and hit her with a hammer. Rebecca Dakota Grant, 31, sat at the defendant's desk Wednesday in Grand Forks District Court as the state presented its case against her. She faces multiple charges, including a Class AA felony of gross sexual imposition, and would spend a minimum of 20 years in prison if convicted. If found guilty she could be sentenced for life without parole. She also was charged with attempted murder, terrorizing and aggravated assault.
A Grand Forks man is facing charges after he allegedly pulled a fire extinguisher from an apartment building and set off the alarm in the middle of the night. Bronson Lynn Hale, 30, could face up to five years in prison for the felony terrorizing charge, if convicted. Court documents said Hale was banging on walls and doors in the apartment hallway with a fire extinguisher on Sunday just before midnight. Police said he was extremely intoxicated. Bronson allegedly told police he thought his neighbors were not listening and said they were on fire.
A Fort Totten, N.D., man is facing charges for burglary after court documents allege he took about $10,000 worth of goods from a home. Stetson Cole Walkingeagle, who also goes by the name Adrian Jerome Frederick Jr., 25, could spend up to five years in prison if convicted. A Grand Forks man called police Sept. 4 to notify them someone had entered his home between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4 and taken two guns and an Xbox 360, an affidavit said.
A Grand Forks man is facing charges for assault and child neglect after he punched a woman and grabbed her by her hair while an infant was in the room. J.L. Hunt Hugghis, 21, could face up to five years in prison for each charge, if convicted. Court records said Hugghis began arguing with a woman he knew about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. He allegedly grabbed the woman by her hair and "swung her around like a rag doll," court documents said.
A Grand Forks man is facing aggravated assault charges for allegedly hitting a man with a clothes iron and barstool. Eric Jon Ambuehl, 48, could spend five years in prison if convicted. Court documents say he went into the room of a man he knows and began attacking the sleeping man around midnight Sunday. The man allegedly woke up to Ambuehl beating him with his hands, a clothes iron and a wooden bar stool.
Court proceedings have paused for a Grand Forks man accused of trying to kill a woman he knew "because she was a witch." District Court Judge Donald Hager issued an order Monday to postpone proceedings for Akmal Rashidovich Azizov, 20, until results from a mental health evaluation are completed. Court documents said Azizov stalked a woman he knew for several weeks as he plotted to kill her. He allegedly attacked her outside her apartment Sept. 5 and repeatedly tried to slit her throat and stab her. The woman escaped and suffered only minor injuries, court reports said.