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Man tied to Tex Hall murder-for-hire scheme remains jailed

A man who has been linked to a murder-for-hire scheme that targeted Tex Hall, the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, will remain in federal custody pending his trial on weapons charges.

James Henrikson, 34, was an employee of Maheshu Energy, a company that provides oilfield services on the Fort Berthold Reservation. He wanted to hire someone to murder Hall, who owns the company, according to investigative records cited by The Fargo Forum.

No one has been charged with the plot and Hall has been cooperating with tribal, state and federal authorities. But Henrikson, who has been charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm, has been linked to a murder in Washington.

Authorities suspect Henrikson hired Timothy Suckow to murder Doug Carlile, who also did business on the reservation. Suckow, 50, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder but Henrikson hasn't been charged.

Authorities also suspect Henrikson might be tied to the disappearance of Kristopher “K.C.” Clarke, a 29-year-old man who was seen on the reservation in February 2012.

Get the Story:
Watford City man linked to suspected murder-for-hire scheme (The Fargo Forum 1/29)
Judge orders Henrikson held pending trial (The Bismarck Tribune 1/29)

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