Update: Arrest in Bemidji Stabbing

Posted at: 09/30/2013 10:02 AM
Updated at: 10/05/2013 12:44 PM

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a stabbing in Bemidji over the weekend.

Police were called to investigate the stabbing of 18-year-old Jace Jeffrey Ugrich of Bovey early Sunday morning. The crime happened at a party on property owned by Bemidji State University fraternity alumni, according to the police report.

Authorities said Ugrich was stabbed in the back at the party.

Police said they identified two persons of interest earlier in the week, thanks to a tip from the public. After interviewing witnesses, deputies identified a suspect. He was arrested in Hackensack, according to police.

The suspect is in jail pending review of his case by the Beltrami County Attorney's Office, according to authorities.


BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) - Bemidji State University says no students were involved in a fight on property associated with one of its fraternities that left one teenager with stab wounds.

Beltrami County sheriff's officials say the teen tried to intervene in a fight between two males at a large party and was stabbed in the back early Sunday.

Eighteen-year-old Jace Ugrich, of Bovey, is in the intensive care unit at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center where he's in stable condition.

Sheriff's officials say a suspect in the stabbing has not been identified.

Bemidji State spokesman Scott Faust says the rural property where the party and stabbing took place is owned by Theta Tau Epsilon alumni. Faust says the university has posted information at its residence halls about two suspects being sought by the sheriff's department.

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