Reinbold in custody after weeks on the run

The primary suspect in the murder of Lissette Reinbold was apprehended early this morning.

The Red Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced that Eric Reinbold, 44, of Oklee, was arrested around 12:30 a.m. in a wooded area north of Oklee.

The arrest, reportedly without incident, involved numerous law enforcement agencies.

Reinbold was Lissette’s husband.

A $10,000 reward had been offered by the U.S. Marshal’s Office, due to Reinbold’s probation for possessing pipe bombs.

Reinbold was convicted in 2018 on that federal offense and served time in prison.

Reinbold has a history of domestic violence.

He was convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon after a 2015 incident in which he rammed into Lissette’s vehicle with two of her children inside.

Court documents say Reinbold was attempting to prevent Lissette’s escape and was brandishing a handgun.

A warrant issued Friday indicated that jealousy was a motive in this homicide.

Lissette’s body was found in her driveway by her children on the morning of July 9, and authorities had been looking for Reinbold ever since.

Lissette is the state’s 15th confirmed victim of intimate partner homicide and leaves behind four children.

Reinbold is en route to being in custody in Pennington 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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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