Jailgate

Carli Boyko, Ruso, sentenced for theft of property

Carli Nicole Boyko, 26, was given a one year suspended sentence and two years of supervised probation last week for stealing $2,000 in items from a vehicle that was stuck in the ditch when its owner was returning home from ice fishing. According to court documents, Boyko and Seth Andrew ...

Jessica Coker, Minot, charged with theft

Jessica Denise Coker, 31, Minot, is accused of stealing $639.74 in merchandise from Scheels over four days in December 2017 when she worked as part of the cleaning crew at Scheels at Dakota Square Mall, according to court documents. Coker is charged with Class A misdemeanor theft of ...

Kelvin McAllister, New Town, charged with aggravated assault

A 40-year-old New Town man is accused of injuring another man during a fistfight at the Jason’s Superfoods warehouse in New Town on Friday afternoon. Kelvin Antone McAllister is charged wtih Class C felony aggravated assault in district court in Stanley. According to the probable cause ...

JAILGATE PART 3: In the shadows

Ward County commissioners were willing to pay to make troubles stemming from a jail inmate’s death go away. They also were willing to hide that payment from the public footing the bill, according to a recording of the meeting obtained by Minot Daily News. A recording of an April 11 closed ...

JAILGATE: Questions remain unanswered at Ward County

A number of questions remain in the wake of the decision by Ward County commissioners to award a settlement and bring an end to civil and criminal charges against former Ward County Sheriff Steve Kukowski. Kukowski was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of public ...

JAILGATE: Timeline

Oct. 3, 2014 – Dustin Irwin, 25, Mandaree, is arrested for driving under suspension and outstanding warrants out of Grand Forks and Burleigh counties and booked into the Ward County Jail. Oct. 6, 2014 – Irwin dies shortly after a prisoner exchange with Burleigh County. Oct. 24, 2014 – ...

JAILGATE PART 2: Inside the jail where inmate’s fate was sealed

Significant improvements have been made at the Ward County Jail since the North Dakota State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation assigned a jail monitor to the facility in the wake of the death of inmate Dustin Irwin in October 2014. The jail monitor remains in place however, and at ...

JAILGATE PART 1: An inmate’s final days — The death of Dustin Irwin

EDITOR’S NOTE: JAILGATE is a recurring series detailing the tragic death of 25-year-old Dustin Irwin, the ensuing investigation and the abrupt circumstances under which charges related to the incident disappeared. Multi-media files and documents provided by the N.D. Dept. of Corrections ...