Murder charge dropped in Wahpeton killing…..for now

February 7, 2023

WAHPETON, N.D. (KFGO) – The murder case against a Breckenridge, Minnesota man has been put on hold, at least for now.

Wahpeton Police Chief Matthew Anderson said the Richland County State’s Attorney has asked that the murder charge against 33-year-old Anthony Kruger (pictured) be dismissed without prejudice, meaning it can be refiled.

Anderson said given the complexities of the case, the prosecution decided that it should wait for all outstanding information, including search warrants and ongoing interviews. Anderson said Kruger remains a person of interest in the murder. Charges of methamphetamine possession and having a gun as a felon remain.

Kruger was charged in the January 16 shooting death of 40-year-old Jeremiah Medenwald of Hankinson outside the hockey arena in Wahpeton.