2 In Custody After Armed Robbery In Beltrami County

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two men were arrested Friday night after an apparent armed robbery in Turtle Lake Township, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened at about 9:08 p.m. Friday at a business on the 13000 block of Irvine Avenue North in Turtle Lake Township. Authorities said two suspects wearing ski masks, one with a sawed-off shotgun and the other with a knife, entered and robbed the business. The suspects then fled the scene with cash in a stolen pickup truck.

Authorities located the truck about 1.5 miles northwest of the business, and the two suspects were scene running east into some woods. A residential area was put on a brief lockdown while authorities searched for the suspects.

Less than an hour after the robbery, the suspects were located and arrested about 10 miles north of Bemidji without incident. Jason Lee King, 21 of Red Lake, is in custody at the Beltrami County Jail. A 16-year-old male is also in custody in a juvenile detention center.

The two could face charges including aggravated robbery, felony vehicle theft, aggravated assault and other charges. Authorities believe the two could also be responsible for similar robberies in the area involving sawed-off shotguns.

  • Mark Lavalla

    Ahh, no comments because they are not black…… where are the loser?

    • tough to follow

      @Mark, finally an Indian. What does “where are the loser’ mean?

    • look it up

      look it up DA

      , with a Black population that is only 7%, it has a prison population
      that is 32% Black.

  • BearskinBob

    Apparently the casino business is a little slow up that way.

  • Sam I am

    The article was printed 2 hours ago, give it time.

  • Colleen Ottman

    The word is “SEEN” NOT “SCENE”. – does not the reporter have SPELL CHECK?!!!!

    • bluefaery

      since both SEEN and SCENE are actual words … spell check wouldn’t have helped

  • blueskies

    Good call Collen – I was wondering if I was the only one who saw that, only my question is – doesn’t the reporter know ENGLISH! How could any reporter, whose supposed to have an English/Journalism background, not know the proper usage of words?

  • News Update

    Too suspicts was scene excaping frume tha shouting seen two tha woulds to daze latter.

  • KegHead

    St. Louis drug store cowboys that far north?

  • insignificant

    not a well planned excape plan,eh?…ya ditch the stolen truck ,then head into the woods with the loot with someone watching…real nice,it’s the apple dumpling gang rides again!

  • just sayin

    Boy he sure has a nice smile – welcome to prison. See you in the showers,


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