PERHAM, Minn. (AP) - The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office has a suspect in custody in what authorities say is a double homicide. Officers responded to a reported assault at a rural Perham residence shortly before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, and found two people dead at the scene. No other details were immediately released. Authorities did not immediately identify the people who died or the suspect who was arrested. 21 year old William Lynn Hillman is in custody on 2 charges of 2nd degree homicide stemming from an incident in rural Perham. Investigation is still ongoing. Victim information will be released by a medical examiner after positive identification has been made.
On Wednesday, December 20th at approximately 3:20PM, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a vehicle that had just crashed into a building on Jefferson Street in Wadena. Upon the arrival of the Wadena Police Department, a Chevrolet SUV was found to have crashed through the front of the Ameriprise Financial Building in the 100 block of South Jefferson St. Two injured victims were tended to and transported by Tri-County Ambulance to Tri-County Healthcare with minor injuries. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Joydell Nealis, 25, of Wadena and Adam Sanders, 29, of Wadena. Impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash and both Nealis and Sanders were wearing seatbelts. No bystanders or employees of Ameriprise were injured in the crash. The Wadena Police Department was assisted by the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, Tri-County Ambulance, Wadena Fire Department, and John’s Car Care.