GRAND FORKS, N.D. - An extradition hearing is scheduled May 7 for a fugitive from Alaska who was arrested by federal officers on a ranch in eastern North Dakota.
Authorities say 44-year-old James Mead is wanted for attempted murder in Alaska. He is accused of shooting a man in February 2009 in Delta Junction.
Alaska authorities tracked him to a ranch near McVille and alerted the U.S. Marshals Service, who arrested him March 18 with help from the Nelson County sheriff's office.
The attempted murder charge carries a maximum punishment of 99 years in prison upon conviction.