UPDATED: Victim and suspect identified in fatal Bagley stabbing

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Christopher Colgrove

BAGLEY -- A Bagley woman is dead after being stabbed by her neighbor Monday night, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office identified the victim as 53-year-old Dawn Louise Swenson of Bagley.

Christopher James Colgrove, 27, of Bagley has been booked into the Clearwater County Jail and will be arraigned on a second-degree murder charge on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, officers from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office and the Bagley Police Department responded to a medical emergency following a dispute on the 14000 block of 336th Street in Bagley.

According to the release, officers made contact with Colgrove who became uncooperative and fled on foot. When searching a neighboring residence for him, officers heard a woman inside the house yelling and observed a struggle between the woman and Colgrove.


Officers then attempted to subdue the individual with a taser. Colgrove brandished a knife and stabbed the victim before running from the residence and into a wooded area. Officers provided first aid to the victim who was transported to the Sanford Hospital in Bagley where she was pronounced dead, according to the release.

Authorities searched for Colgrove through the night and found him near Erbo just before 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Minnesota State Patrol, Polk County Sheriff's Office, White Earth Tribal Police Department, FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and Bagley Police Department.

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