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Belwood man arrested for arson, murder probe in North Dakota

Web posted on January 09, 2020

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON)The Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Major Crime Unit, under the direction of Acting Detective Inspector Chris Josiah of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) has been contacted by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department regarding an ongoing investigation.

The Burleigh County Sheriff's Department issued an Arrest Warrant for Earl Roy HOWARD, 41-years-old of Belwood, Ontario, in connection with the arson and death of Chad ENTZEL, 42-years-old of Bismarck, North Dakota, USA, on January 2, 2020.

United States (US) Officials arrested HOWARD without incident early Thursday January 9, 2020 at the US Customs and Border Protection Port Huron, Port of Entry. The accused has been charged by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department with:

        AA Felony Murder

        AA Felony Conspiracy to Commit Murder                                                          

        B Felony Arson                                                                                                                   

        B Felony Conspiracy to Commit Arson                                                                      

        C Felony Conspiracy to Commit Tampering with Physical Evidence                              

Anyone with any information about this occurrence or the accused is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department at 701-222-6651. Should you wish to remain anonymous; you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

 


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