Suspect in fatal Becker County shooting arrested

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

DETROIT LAKES– The suspect in a Becker County homicide case has been taken into custody.

According to a release from the Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Ronald Wayne Elias Thompson the Third was apprehended Friday in St. Cloud, and is being held on warrants.

Thompson, according to a release, was wanted for the shooting death of 27-year-old Jamie Lee Bevins Junior of Ogema. The shooting was June 9 in Maple Grove Township. 


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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