New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Finding a fugitive

Details revealed about Poitra's encounter with farmer, whereabouts during manhunt


March 6, 2023

Following a fatal shooting at Rindy’s Bar in Sheyenne on Feb. 19, rural Eddy County became the focus of a tense three-day manhunt for an alleged killer.

Nicholas Poitra, the man police say murdered 30-year-old Troyal Thumb with a short-barreled shotgun just after 7 p.m. that night, fled the scene and was considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Fearful of the unknown, many residents made sur...

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