5 men charged with providing alcohol to teen

Published 9:09 pm Monday, December 3, 2018

BEMIDJI — The Beltrami County prosecutors said they’ve charged five people in connection with the death of a teen who fell to his death from the seventh floor of a Bemidji State University dormitory.

The county attorney’s office said five men have been charged with two gross misdemeanor counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Nineteen-year-old Isaac Jon Morris of Cokato died of head trauma in a fall at Tamarack Hall on Sept. 30.

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Authorities said Morris had been drinking alcohol at a large party before heading to the dorm.

Prosecutors said the men pooled funds to buy kegs of beer for the party, then sold cups to those attending.

Morris was not a student at the university.