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Fatal shooting near Cloquet

 

November 14, 2019



On November 9, 2019 at approximately 5 a.m., law-enforcement was called to an address on Brevator Road within the Fond du Lac Reservation. The caller advised a man had been shot.

Deputies from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Fond Du Lac Police Department responded and found James Arthur Couture, 65 years old, deceased at the scene.

Three other adults were present at the scene and all were acquaintances of one another.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension crime scene team was called to assist investigators with the scene. Preliminary investigation shows Couture was killed by a gunshot wound.

Thomas Allen Micklewright, 42 years old, was subsequently booked into the St. Louis County Jail on a charge of second degree murder. The incident occurred at Micklewright’s residence.

This incident remains under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and the Fond Du Lac Police Department.

 

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