Photo Credit: Southwest Multi County Correction Center

Earlier this week, 38 year-old Joshua Fergus McCleary of rural Wheatland, ND was arrested in Dickinson.  McCleary is a suspect in a crime spree to include the theft of several ATM’s that spanned the counties of Cass, Barnes and LaMoure.  At this time there have been no formal charges related to the ATM thefts.  This investigation remains active and on-going at this time.  As this investigation moves forward, more information will be made available.  The Cass County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone who has information that relates to these cases to contact our office at (701) 241-5800.  After hours, contact the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at (701) 451-7660 and request to speak with a deputy.     

The arrest of McCleary was a collaborative effort with several local, state and federal authorities to include:

Cass County Sheriff’s Office

Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office

Fargo Police Department

Barnes County Sheriff’s Office

Barnes County State’s Attorney’s Office

Valley City Police Department

LaMoure County Sheriff’s Office

LaMoure County State’s Attorney’s Office

North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation

US Marshal’s High Plains Fugitive Task Force

US Attorney’s Office

Dickinson Police Department

North Dakota Highway Patrol

Jamestown Police Department


Cass County Arrest Warrant

Felony Theft of Property

Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance

Felony Possession of Paraphernalia

Received four (4) new charges resulting from his 01/12/21 arrest in Dickinson, ND.