Second fugitive in Nov. 3 shootings in Redby captured, to make court appearance this afternoon
Special agent in charge of the Minneapolis FBI office Ralph S. Boelter today announced the arrest of Cruze Anthony White of Redby.
White has been a federal fugitive since being charged by criminal complaint Nov. 17, on one count of felony second-degree murder and two counts of assault with intent to commit murder. These charges stemmed from his alleged role in the Nov. 3 shooting death of Julian Keith DeMarrias, 22, of Redby. Jerrick DeMarrias and Orland James Spears, both 19 of Redby, were seriously wounded in the shooting.
Investigators have been aggressively trying to locate White since he was charged. An FBI agent interviewed a member of White's family as recently as Friday, Jan. 21. Red Lake Police officers followed up on two tips concerning White's whereabouts Monday afternoon, but did not locate him. A short time later, White contacted a deputy U.S. marshal in order to arrange his surrender. At approximately 7:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, White surrendered to the deputy marshal and FBI agents on a highway located on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. He was taken into federal custody without incident.
White will have his initial appearance in federal court in Bemidji at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. His accomplice in the Nov. 3, 2010, shooting incident, Donald Leigh Clark, Jr., 22, of Redby, was arrested on Jan.15.
The case is the result of an investigation by the FBI and the Red Lake Tribal Police Department, with assistance from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.
Because the Red Lake Indian Reservation is a federal-jurisdiction reservation, some of the crimes that occur there are investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Red Lake Tribal Police Department. Those cases are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office.