About Kristen M. Daum

Kristen Daum covers local and federal government and political news for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. She joined The Forum staff in August 2009, after graduating from Michigan State University with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science/pre-law.

WANTED: Anthonie John Savanh

Anthonie John Savanh

Wanted for failure to appear and felony accomplice to property theft
Original charge:
felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver

Height: 5’9”
Weight: 170 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Race: Native American
Age: 20

Local and federal authorities are seeking to apprehend a 20-year-old Fargo man who has seven active warrants against him in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County.

Anthonie John Savanh is most recently wanted in Cass County, where he was charged Aug. 15 with a class C felony for allegedly acting as an accomplice to property theft.

Savanh is also wanted in the county for not appearing at a change-of-plea hearing in July for a class B felony charge of possessing marijuana with the intent to deliver. He’s also charged in that case with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

A search of North Dakota court records revealed Savanh also has active warrants for:

  • a misdemeanor charge in West Fargo Municipal Court for allegedly driving under the influence
  • and, four misdemeanor charges in Fargo Municipal Court for allegedly driving with a suspended license, driving without proper insurance, driving with fictious registration and purchasing alcohol for a minor.

Savanh’s criminal record also includes a dozen other traffic infractions – including two misdemeanor convictions – in Fargo Municipal Court.

WANTED: James Paul Jr.

James Paul Jr.

Wanted for felony conspiracy to deliver methamphetamines.

Height: 6’0”
Weight: 200

Local and federal authorities are seeking to apprehend a 45-year-old Fargo man who is wanted on a drug-dealing charge.

James Paul Jr. was charged in July with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class A felony.

A warrant for his arrest was issued Aug. 1.

This is the second time Paul has faced felony drug charges.

He was convicted of delivery of a controlled substance in 2006 and served jail time.

He’s also been convicted on felony theft and check-drafting charges in North Dakota, and about two dozen misdemeanor charges ranging from drug paraphernalia to driving under the influence, dating back to 1991.


WANTED: Jon Anthony Gross

Jon Anthony Gross

Wanted for failing to appear
Original charge: possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

Height: 5’8”
Weight: 150 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Race: White
Age: 37

Local and federal authorities are seeking to apprehend a 37-year-old Fargo man who failed to appear in Cass County District Court on drug-related charges.

Jon Anthony Gross was charged in July with possession of a controlled substance – in this case, methamphetamines – and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both charges are class C felonies.

Court records show Gross failed to appear for a preliminary hearing and arraignment on Aug. 2, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Gross has a lengthy criminal history in North Dakota’s court system.

He’s been convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia at least four times since 2000.

His record also includes multiple convictions in misdemeanor cases – such as theft and disorderly conduct – and in felony cases that include terrorizing, simple assault, and forgery.

WANTED: Kenneth Koskela Jr.

Kenneth Koskela Jr.

Wanted for possessing drug paraphernalia, shoplifting and driving without liability insurance

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 190 lbs
Age: 54

Local and federal authorities are seeking to apprehend a 54-year-old Fargo man who is wanted on three active warrants in Fargo and Cass County.

Most recently, Kenneth Koskela Jr. is wanted in Cass County on a class C felony charge of possessing drug paraphernalia.

The case was filed in early March, and a warrant for Koskela’s arrest was issued July 19.

Active warrants are also filed against Koskela in two separate cases in Fargo Municipal Court.

Koskela was charged in December with a class B misdemeanor for allegedly shoplifting.

In early February, he was charged with driving without liability insurance, also a class B misdemeanor.

WANTED: Christopher Devin Powell

Christopher Devin Powell

Wanted for violating probation
Original charge: felony aggravated assault – domestic violence

Height: 5’8”
Weight: 180 lbs
Eyes: Green
Hair: Brown
Race: White
Age: 24

Local and federal authorities are seeking to apprehend a 24-year-old Fargo man who is wanted on two open warrants in Cass County District Court.

Christopher Devin Powell is foremost wanted for allegedly violating the terms of his probation on a felony aggravated assault conviction last September.

Powell was sentenced to one year in prison, with 313 days suspended pending successful completion of a one year supervised probationary period that ends next month.

State prosecutors sought to revoke Powell’s probation in June, after which a judge approved a warrant for his arrest.

Earlier spring, two misdemeanor charges were filed against Powell in Cass County in a separate case, which where Powell was allegedly found to be driving with a suspended license and without required liability insurance.

A bench warrant was issued for his arrest March 27.