JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A Stutsman County deputy who made two traffic stops resulting in the seizure of hundreds of pounds of marijuana but did not result in any convictions has resigned. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said Matt Thom resigned citing "personal reasons and a desire to expand his goals outside law enforcement." Thom was the arresting officer in two major drug cases that were dismissed in the past four weeks because of problems with each traffic stop that led to the searches that located drugs.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The Stutsman County State's Attorney's Office moved to dismiss drug charges against two people Friday at the request of the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office, according to court documents. "After reviewing the case and going over it with the state's attorney, we found some issues with the case," said Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff. "We felt it was best to dismiss the case."
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A Carrington woman is being held on $250,000 cash bond or $500,000 surety bond in cases related to the death of her child. Justice Lange is charged with manslaughter, a Class B felony, and child neglect, a Class C felony. Lange is accused of recklessly causing the death of her 4-month-old son, as well as failing to provide proper parental care, control and subsistence as required by law.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A woman facing possible charges in the death of her 4-month-old son was found in contempt of court in an unrelated case in Foster County Tuesday, July 10. Justice Lange, 25, was sentenced to 10 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center in Jamestown with five days to be served immediately and five days that can be suspended if she establishes a schedule to pay past due fees and restitution, according to Danielle Beckley, clerk of district court in Foster County.