Suspect in Becker County hit-and-run arrested

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

DETROIT LAKES– Becker County authorities say a man is under arrest in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left an ATV rider dead. 

Deputies say 36-year-old Aaron Pelham of Waubun was arrested Monday night and charges are pending. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Tibbetts of Ogema was killed last week in a collision with a 1999 Mercury Marquis that fled the scene. 

Officers allege that Pelham was driving the suspect vehicle.

Tibbetts, according to reports, was a recent college graduate and the son of interim White Earth chairman Eugene Tibbetts.

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