Southern Minnesota man facing attempted murder charges after Puposky break-in

A southern Minnesota man is facing attempted murder and other felonies after a break-in in Puposky early Sunday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, 19-year-old Owen Dietrich reportedly shot two people and seriously injured another by striking her with a rifle until it began to fall apart.

Dietrich was known to the victims, all of which were hospitalized for treatment of their injuries.

Dietrich apparently fled the scene around 2:30 that morning in a white van, which was found flipped over on the side of Highway 89, with Red Lake Police officers detaining Dietrich until Beltrami County deputies took him into custody.

He has no prior convictions.

Bail was set at $1 million with conditions, $1.25 million without conditions, and Dietrich will make his next court appearance May 3.


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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