Suspect in Custody

Couldn't find the original thread on this, it was probably deleted since it turned into a bashing session. Glad to hear they have a suspect in custoday. The victim was a veteran, I would classify him as an Iraqi War hero and based on his current employment an important advocate for Tribal Employment Rights. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

One arrested in New Town death

July 26, 2012
By ELOISE OGDEN - Regional Editor ( , Minot Daily News

NEW TOWN Three Affiliated Tribes' police have arrested one man in connection with the death of a Halliday man at New Town.

Jeremiah Sage, 30, of Halliday, died July 20.

Mervin Packineau, Parshall/Little Shell representative to the tribal business council and chairman of the Judicial Committee, said the man was arrested and is being held in connection with the incident. The man is not being identified at this time.

Kyle Lovan, FBI spokesman with the FBI Minneapolis Division, said Sage's death is pending investigation. He said the incident occurred in the New Town area.

Further details about the incident were not available.

Sage, a former Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq and took part in the 2003 search and rescue of Pvt. 1st Class Jessica Lynch, currently was a compliance officer with the Three Affiliated Tribes' Tribal Employment Rights Office.

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On Wednesday, Tex Hall, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, ordered the flag at the Tribal Administration Building west of New Town be flown at half staff in honor of Sage.

Hall also gave tribal employees administrative leave for this afternoon and Friday for TERO employees and all day Friday for other employees. A prayer service is being held today in New Town and a wake will begin this evening in Twin Buttes. Sage's funeral is Friday in Twin Buttes.

killin-em-softly's picture
Joined: 11/20/09

Sounds like Hicks claimed he was sexually harrassed by Sage... Who knows. The details will come out sooner or later.

Hicks may be crying wolf...

Speak softly, and carry a big stick.

garretts's picture
Joined: 4/27/09

Sounds a little shaky. If there was a pickup coming after me I think jumping on the running board would be pretty low on the list of things to do.

Everybody wants to be Hank Williams, but no one wants to die.