Manhunt Ongoing in Traill County


The search for a suspect that fled from police in East Grand Forks, Grand Forks and now, Traill County, is still ongoing.

According to a news release from the Traill County Sheriff’s Office, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office was notified that Grand Forks County deputies were in pursuit of a southbound vehicle towards Traill County. The suspect was being pursued for fleeing an attempted traffic stop in East Grand Forks, then the suspect fled from a traffic collision in Grand Forks.

Shortly after entering Traill County’s northern border, Grand Forks officers stopped pursuit.

A short time later, the suspect vehicle passed a Traill County deputy, who then initiated pursuit. The suspect led deputies through the county south and West of Portland Junction, eventually out through a corn field. The vehicle got stuck as it attempted to cross the Goose River on a washed out low water crossing. At that time, the suspect fled on foot.

A K-9 unit was deployed, but was unsuccessful. The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s UAS was deployed, also unsuccessfully.

As of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt confirms to WZFG News that the suspect has not been located.