FARGO — The trial of William Hoehn, accused of conspiring to kill Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind in August 2017, concluded Tuesday, Sept. 25, after an extended break taken by the jury and attorneys. The trial resumed at 3 p.m. with defense attorney Dan Borgen questioning Hoehn's ex-girlfriend, Brooke Crews, about certain statements she made about the case to a fellow inmate, Jennifer Robinson, while incarcerated.
FARGO — The fifth day of William Hoehn’s trial on charges of conspiring to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind concluded with testimony form Bryan Grob, an inmate who did time with Hoehn at Cass County Jail. LaFontaine-Greywind, who was eight months pregnant, disappeared on Aug. 19, 2017, after Brooke Crews invited her to come up to her apartment to help with a sewing project. Crews and Hoehn were charged with conspiring to murder LaFontaine-Greywind. Crews pleaded guilty and is serving life in prison without parole.
FARGO — Following the lunch break, jurors in the trial of William Hoehn, in which he’s accused of conspiring with his former girlfriend Brooke Crews to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, heard testimony from two witnesses called by prosecutors. The first was Brandon McCollum, a forensic examiner with the FBI’s DNA Casework Unit in Quantico, Va.
FARGO — Jurors were still watching a video of William Hoehn’s second interview with police as the third day of his trial, in which he’s accused of conspiring to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, came to a close. During the interview on Aug. 24, 2017, police learned that the baby abducted from LaFontaine-Greywind’s womb was in his apartment, which he shared with his then girlfriend Brooke Crews, when police conducted initial searches of the apartment.
FARGO — Five witnesses took the stand Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the trial of William Hoehn, including Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s parents. Norberta and Joe Greywind testified to the events of Aug. 19, 2017, as well as to the days that followed.
FARGO — A 14-person jury of eight women and six men has been selected to finish Day 1 of William Hoehn’s trial. Opening statements will start about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
MOORHEAD — A 47-year-old woman arrested over the weekend at a restaurant here spit on two police officers and suffered an injury to her eye as one of them restrained her, authorities said. Jennifer Joan Thomas, of Fargo, faces two felony charges: fourth-degree assault on a peace officer and threats of violence. She’s also charged with a gross misdemeanor count of carrying a BB gun in a public place.
FARGO — Alan J. Bear, the 22-year-old man arrested Saturday, Sept. 8 for killing another man, is expected to be released Monday, Sept. 10, after a police investigation showed he acted in self-defense during an attempted robbery, Fargo police said during a press conference held Monday morning. Two other individuals, Robert Peightal and Jordan Plouffe, will instead be charged on counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and terrorizing, according to Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick.
WEST FARGO — A man who faced fleeing and drug charges following a January police pursuit in West Fargo pleaded guilty to those charges in Cass County District Court on Monday, Aug. 27. David Schiebe, 42, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a controlled substance; reckless endangerment; possession of stolen property, fleeing a peace officer and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
FARGO — A new trial date has been set in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Andrew Sadek, an undercover drug informant who was found dead in the Red River in 2014. The suit filed by John and Tammy Sadek against Richland County and Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Weber came in the wake of Sadek’s death in 2014 when he was found in the Red River with a gunshot wound to his head and a backpack filled with rocks tied around his waist.