1 Dead in Beltrami Co. Brawl

Posted at: 03/22/2013 9:06 AM
Updated at: 03/22/2013 9:19 AM


The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office says one person was killed and two were seriously injured in a Ten Lakes Township brawl on Thursday evening.

The incident happened in the 1300 block of Quill Lane SE, about thirteen miles east of Bemidji.  Sheriff's deputies and Leech Lake Tribal Police officers responding to the scene say they found a large group of extremely intoxicated individuals who were bleeding and in various states of distress.

The sheriff's office says Leslie Headbird, 44, was severely beaten and died at a hospital, despite emergency efforts to revive him at the scene.  A male and a female were also hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Cass County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 18-year-old man in Cass Lake after he allegedly attempted to break into a residence and then attempted a carjacking.  He treated for minor injuries at a hospital and then taken to the Beltrami County Jail.

A 29-year-old Cass Lake woman was also arrested.  Both are expected to face second-degree murder and assault charges.