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Man arrested in cop death pleads in stalking case

News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Man arrested in cop death pleads in stalking case
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A man arrested but not charged in the killing of Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker has pleaded guilty to stalking his ex-girlfriend in Wright County.

The St. Cloud Times ( reports 34-year-old Ryan Michael Larson pleaded guilty Tuesday to the felony stalking charge. Sentencing is scheduled for May 7.

Larson was accused of a pattern of stalking that included calling his ex-girlfriend's employer and trying to get her fired.

Larson was arrested Nov. 29, the night Decker was shot to death behind a bar in Cold Spring. He spent four days in jail as a suspect in that killing before being released without being charged. He has maintained his innocence and said he had nothing to do with Decker's death.

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