WALKER — The name of the 22-year-old Walker man, who died after a stabbing that occurred Wednesday in the Onigum area, was released Friday by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
The man was identified as Jason Dale Howard.
Sheldon James Smith, 20, Red Lake, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder for the stabbing death of Howard.
The criminal complaint alleges that Smith stabbed Howard during an encounter between two groups of individuals. Smith fled the scene with his companions. Howard died on the way to the hospital of apparent stab wounds to the chest.
Smith was apprehended without incident on Thursday morning.
The sheriff’s department received the call at approximately 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Assisting the Cass County Sheriff’s Department with the investigation are the Leech Lake Tribal Police and the Walker Police Department.