Man Charged with Stolen Firearm, Eagle Lake Lobby for Water Facility, Missing Girl Alert

Published On: March 14th, 20242.3 min readCategories: Local News, News
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NCMEC Photo: Ohara Workcuff

By Robert Lawson
News Director, KTOE News

Man Charged with Firearm Violation

A North Mankato man was charged related to a firearm found in his vehicle Wednesday. Tierre Theo Walton, 34, was charged with four felonies. Charges include firearms and ammunition violations for possession after violent crime convictions as well as a count of felony receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor for driving after license revocation. The charges were read Friday in Nicollet County District Court in Saint Peter. According to the complaint, Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force agents monitored Walton’s vehicle for suspected drug sales and a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over in Nicollet County. Agents used a search warrant and found a pistol inside Walton’s trunk. It was loaded with an extended magazine. The serial number indicated it had been stolen in St. Paul. Walton said a friend loaned him the vehicle and said he received the firearm from a friend to use for protection in July 2023. Walton’s previous convictions bar him from possessing firearms in Minnesota. They include burglary, assault and robbery charges dating back to 2016, all in Blue Earth County.

Eagle Lake Lobbies for Water Treatment Project

Eagle Lake Lobby

Eagle Lake Mayor Lisa Norton and City Administrator Jennifer Bromeland attended the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.

The City of Eagle Lake is urging its residents to sign a petition to lobby support at the state legislature for Eagle Lake’s state bond funding request for the construction of a new water treatment facility to provide clean drinking water to residents and address water quailty issues, including high levels of manganese. Each member of a household can sign the petition. To date, 418 signatures have been collected. Eagle Lake Mayor Lisa Norton and City Administrator Jennifer Bromeland attended the National League of Cities (NCL) Congressional City Conference in Washington D.C. to help lobby federal legistlators for Fiscal Year 2025 funding for the water treatment facility project.

Public’s Help Sought to Find Missing Girl

Officials are appealing to the public for help locating a missing 14-year-old girl from Prior Lake. She was last seen at her home in Prior Lake on March 1. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provided information about the girl to the media. Her name is Ohara Workcuff. She is described as 5’10” tall, 125 lbs. With brown eyes and brown hair. Law enforcement believes she may be able to travel to areas of Bloomington, Richfield, Shoreview, Champlin or South St. Paul. Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678 or 1800THELOST or call the Prior Lake Police Department at 952-440-3555.

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