K9 unit credited with arrest

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

TEN LAKE TOWNSHIP– A Beltrami County K9 Unit is credited as being instrumental in the recent arrest of a wanted felon.

According to a release from Sheriff Ernie Bietel, deputies and officers from the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department responded to a gunshot report in an area of Ten Lake Township in the early morning hours of July 1.

Leech Lake officers arrived in the area first and conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle, when the male suspect fled from the car into the woods.

Deputy Kyle Nohre and his K9 partner Mac arrived on scene and tracked the suspect, 31-year-old Floyd R. Desjarlais of Cass Lake. A total of five people were arrested from this incident.

Desjarlais had an active felony warrant, a history of assaultive behavior and weapons possession, and was a person of interest in a recent crime of violence in Cass County. 

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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