Three arrested in Cass County for stolen property charges

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests related to stolen property and drug possession.

According to a release, deputies pulled over a vehicle in Backus Saturday to investigate traffic violations, and after a search of the vehicle, located several stolen items including a gun from a nearby recent theft.

A search warrant was issued for a home in Backus, where additional stolen items, ammunition and drug paraphernalia were located.

Two were arrested after the search warrant, 50-year-old Joseph Frausto for drug possession and felon in possession of a firearm, and 21-year-old Jessica Ammerman for drug paraphernalia.

On Monday, another traffic stop in Pine River led to the arrest of 30-year-old Jerry Frausto, who was booked on charges of receiving stolen property and felon in possession of a firearm.


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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