2 Arrested, 1 Still At Large In Beltrami Co. Manhunt

BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter and thermal imaging equipment were used during a manhunt in Beltrami County that resulted in the arrests of two men, with one suspect still on the loose.

Sheriff’s officials say they received a report of gunfire at a residence in Turtle River shortly before midnight Monday. Responding deputies saw a vehicle speed away from the residence and pulled it over. Then it took off at a high rate of speed.

The suspects eventually hit some stop sticks, ditched the vehicle and two of them ran into some woods.

After a 12-hour manhunt, Christopher Lee Rossbac, 24, and Winfield William White, 22, both of Ponemah, were arrested, authorities said. Robert Wayne Parker, Jr., 23, of Bemidji is still on the loose.

Authorities say an assault rifle and ammunition were recovered from the vehicle.

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  • Crack

    damkit white boys.
    ain’t diversity grand and covers us all

  • Andy

    Awesome getaway Guys!! Way to go!!

    • Billy

      +1000, great getaway!

  • red


  • Skippie

    Get the lone ranger. He’s good at tracking them.

  • Stone cold

    Just put up a perimeter and let the frickers freeze to death in the woods.
    No need for a trial

  • rita

    ya it gets awful cold up there I was born and raised there and would not want to be in the woods at night. Maybe a bear will get him or a cougar Hope everyone keeps their doors locked

    • DNR

      There are no cougars in MN, WI, etc. If you happen to see one, it is just someone’s loose pet.

  • or

    Kinda hoping a wolf pack is wandering around myself…..real hungry like

  • Used to be that far Up North

    Might be Native Americans in that area.
    Bears aren’t quite asleep yet. If they get woke up, they will have him for breakfast in the spring.
    Should be good and rank by then.

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