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Sheriff: Nearly A Month After Wife's Stabbing Death, Eric Reinbold Found 'Hiding In The Woods' And Taken Into Custody

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) -- A northwestern Minnesota man accused of fatally stabbing his significant other has been taken into custody by law enforcement.

According to the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office, Eric Reinbold, 44, was located Wednesday morning on a wooded rural property north of Oklee. He was arrested without incident and transported to Pennington County Jail.

Reinbold was wanted on two counts of second-degree murder. The Oklee man is accused of stabbing his wife, Lissette Reinbold, multiple times in the neck, torso and upper extremities. She was found by her children lying in the driveway of her home on July 9.

Eric Reinbold
Eric Reinbold (credit: Pennington County)

A medical examiner's report said the victim died of a loss of blood.

According to the criminal complaint, one of the children told investigators he thought Eric Reinbold was upset because he believed Lissette Reinbold was seeing another man.

Investigators reviewing messages on the defendant's phone said there were exchanges between the couple that revealed tension in their relationship going back to March and that they fought over perceived infidelity, their sexual relationship and finances.

Eric Reinbold was last seen by family members the night before the incident. On July 11, it was announced that Eric Reinbold was being sought by the U.S. Marshals and Pennington County Sheriff's Office as the primary suspect in Lissette Reinbold's death. A reward of up to $10,000 was offered for information leading to his arrest.

"Found Hiding In The Woods"

Multiple agencies were involved in the arrest of Eric Reinbold. Pennington County officials say agents were alerted to his whereabouts when a trail camera set up near his parent's property caught movement. The area had been searched in the days following his disappearance.

When authorities converged on the area Wednesday morning, Eric Reinbold was located "hiding in the woods" near an abandoned homestead, Pennington County officials said. He's now in the county jail awaiting a bail hearing Friday.

A federal warrant for violations of terms of his supervision was issued in July to aid in finding Eric Reinbold, the U.S. Marshals for the District of Minnesota said. He has a criminal record that includes charges of bomb making.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police encourage anyone experiencing domestic violence to reach out for help. They can call 911 or The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. Violence Free Minnesota also has resources.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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