Woman charged in inmate's drug overdose
An Alexandria, Minn., woman is accused in the drug overdose death of an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault. Melissa Guillette, 34, faces charges of third-degree murder and bringing contraband into a state prison, KSTP-TV reported. She is accused of bringing methamphetamine to inmate Jason Nyberg earlier this month. Court documents say Guillette passed two pills to Nyberg in the prison visiting room. She said he put the pills in his mouth and planned to spit them out after a strip-search.
Nyberg was held for an hour before his strip-search. He was found dead in his cell Sept. 5. An autopsy determined Nyberg died of a meth overdose. Guillette was arrested at her home Monday. Online court records do not list an attorney who could comment on her behalf.
Toddler falls three floors, breaks jaw
Police in St. Joseph, Minn., say an 18-month-old boy suffered a broken jaw when he fell out of a third-floor window. Authorities said the child had been taking a nap in his room around 5:50 p.m. Monday when he crawled to the window, slid it open and pushed the screen out. One of the boy's parents saw him on the ground and while attending to him had a passerby call 911. The St. Cloud Times reported that authorities found the child crying and responsive when they arrived. The boy was taken to St. Cloud Hospital and has since been moved out of intensive care. Police believe the fall was an accident.
Sheriff's deputy gets DWI on way to work
A sheriff's deputy was arrested on drunken driving charges as he headed to work in Wright County. Pat Budke, police chief in Buffalo, Minn., said the deputy was arrested in front of the Wright County Courthouse about 9 a.m. Monday. A Sheriff's Office employee called police to tell them the deputy might be intoxicated. Budke said the deputy, who works as a bailiff, failed a field sobriety test and was booked into jail, according to a report from KSTP-TV. The case has been referred to prosecutors.