Minot man on the run after January 12th shooting is in custody

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One of two suspects who’s been on the run after a Minot murder is now under arrest.
Michael Dennis had a warrant issued for his arrest on January 17th….Police have been searching for him since.

Michael Dennis is being held at the Ward County Courthouse, and after making an initial appearance in court Wednesday, January 29, he’s being held on a $1 Million cash bond.

Dennis is facing charges of Accomplice to Murder, Attempted Murder, Reckless Endangerment and Terrorizing charges.

At this time a second accomplice in the shooting, Donald Lee Cooper Jr. is NOT in custody.

Three men have been charged in the Sunday, January 12th shooting death of Dominick Stephens, in the NW corner of the city.

Minot Police says Dennis turned himself in this morning to the Police Station, he is being held at the Ward County Jail at this time.

The first suspect arrested in the case, Marcus Lee has already entered a guilty plea to being an accomplice to murder.

Again, the second suspect, Donald Lee Cooper Jr. is NOT in custody at this time, and an active warrant is still open for his arrest.

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