UPDATED: Suspect arrested in last week’s homicide in Cass Lake

A man was reportedly shot and killed near Cass Lake Tuesday night.

According to a release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 15,000 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE in rural Cass Lake, on report of a male being shot outside a residence.

The man was found dead upon arrival. The body was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The victim has not been identified.

A 21-year-old Duluth man, Montana O.A. Cutbank, of Duluth, was arrested by the Duluth Police Department Saturday afternoon.

The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are assisting with the investigation.

Cutbank is expected to be arraigned on murder, robbery, and weapons offenses tomorrow, according to Sheriff Ernie Beitel.

Montana Cutbank, 21. Photo courtesy of the Beltrami County Jail Roster.


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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