Authorities make arrest in apparent hunting accident that killed former police chief

Authorities make arrest in apparent hunting accident that killed former police chief Photo: KSTP

November 28, 2018 08:30 PM

Authorities have made an arrest in an apparent hunting accident that killed a former police chief in northwestern Minnesota earlier this month.

The Becker County Sheriff's Office and White Earth Tribal police arrested a 54-year-old rural Ogema man in the Nov. 10 shooting death of 53-year-old Jay Clayton Nelson. Nelson was former police chief of Lake Park.


A release from the sheriff's office identified the man arrested as Morris Silas Dodd, Jr.

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Sheriff Todd Glander says the suspect is in the Becker County Jail on suspicion of second-degree manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Nelson was traveling on a trail when a bullet struck the vehicle he was driving. He died of a gunshot wound. Authorities say his death appears to be a hunting accident.

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