The three-day manhunt for the 45-year-old North Dakota man accused of shooting and killing another man in front of multiple witnesses ended Wednesday when a local farmer held the suspect at gunpoint until authorities arrived. Nicholas Poitra was arrested Wednesday and charged with a series of felonies in the murder of 30-year-old Troyal Thumb, authorities announced.
The charges against Poitra include one count of intentional murder, one count of robbery with a firearm, seven counts of terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and one count of possession or sale of a rifle or short-barreled shotgun, court records reviewed show. by Law & Crime. . Furthermore, one of the terrifying charges against Poitra states that the victim was a child.
“Nicholas Poitra has been added by law enforcement,” the Rolette County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. “Thank you for all of your help.”
Nicholas Poitra Age
The age of Nicholas Poitra is 45 years.
Nicholas Poitra accused of killing Troyal Thumb
According to court documents obtained by Fargo NBC affiliate KVLY-TV, law enforcement agencies at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, responded to Rindy’s Sheyenne Bar located in the 100 block of Main Street North regarding reports that a man was shot in the head. Sheyenne is approximately 160 miles northwest of Fargo, North Dakota.
Upon arrival at the scene, authorities located Thumb, who was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigators say Poitra and Thumb got into a verbal altercation at the bar that quickly escalated, with Poitra grabbing a short-barreled shotgun and fatally shooting Thumb in the head.
The discussion was apparently “over a boxing machine” that both men were trying to fix, authorities said. “Kind of a mystery, we don’t really know what happened,” Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies told WDAY. “We know that Mr. Thumb went up to the machine, he tried to make it work. We know he also spoke to the suspect about the machine and a short time later the conversation turned deadly.”
After the fatal shooting, authorities say Poitra pointed the firearm at two other people in the bar while taking surveillance footage from the bar’s security camera. Poitra allegedly turned the shotgun on the five other people at the bar and stole their cell phones and car keys before running out of the back of the building and stealing a 2013 Ford Explorer, KVLY reported.
After the incident, the Rolette County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating that Poitra was “armed and dangerous” and had “strong ties” to the community. On February 20, authorities located the stolen Ford Explorer at a vacant farmhouse in Wells County, according to KVLY. When they searched the house, investigators say they found evidence indicating someone was probably helping Poitra evade law enforcement.
A short distance from that farm, just across the Eddy county line, a farmer recognized Poitra walking on or near his property, WDAY reported. The farmer, who declined to comment on the incident, reportedly called police and then held Poitra at gunpoint until officers arrived on scene.Read More……