$200,000 Bail Set For Ogema Man Charged in Hunting-related Death of Retired Law Enforcement Officer

$200,000 Bail Set For Ogema Man Charged in Hunting-related Death of Retired Law Enforcement Officer Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES, MN--Bail was set at $200,000 as Morris Dodd, Jr. made his first court appearance today in Becker County District Court. Dodd is charged with 2nd Degree Manslaughter and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition in the November 10th death of retired Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson who was shot as he traveled on a rural Becker County logging road during the hunting season. District 7 Court Judge Jay Carlson set bail at the amount recommended by Becker County Attorney Brian McDonald who said Dodd should be considered a danger to the public especially due to the violation of possessing a firearm. Fifty-four year old Dodd from Ogema is a convicted sex offender from 1994 which prohibits him from possessing a firearm and ammunition for life. Judge Carlson set the bail or bond without conditions at $200,000; bond with conditions at $100,000 or $10,000 cash bail with conditions. Dodd's next court date is December 10th at 1:30pm

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