Arthur Prince Kollie is a drifter accused of murdering 14-year-old Jupiter Paulsen in Fargo, North Dakota. Kollie told police he was high on meth at the time of the random stabbing, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reports. Paulsen died on June 8, four days after she was attacked while skateboarding, her father said on GoFundMe.
A 14-year-old girl has succumbed to her injuries following a violent stabbing at a strip mall in Fargo, North Dakota, according to her family.
Daisy “Jupiter” Paulsen died on Tuesday around noon, just days after she was stabbed in what her father Robert Paulsen previously described as a “random attack,” NBC-affiliate KVLY-TV reported.
Robert told the local news outlet that the family is working on donating Jupiter’s organs and her ashes will be scattered in California’s Bay Area per the teen’s wishes.
According to a statement from the Fargo Police Department, officers were dispatched around 7 a.m. on Friday in response to a call about a bloody, unconscious girl found at a strip mall located on 4340 13th Ave. S.
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Upon their arrival, a witness told officers they saw a man wearing a white T-shirt with bloodstains leaving the area. During their investigation, police also learned that the victim’s backpack, wallet, and iPhone were missing from the scene.
Arthur Prince Kollie Charged
Arthur Prince Kollie, 23, was arrested on Friday afternoon in connection to the stabbing, according to police. Online jail records show that he’s currently facing charges of attempted murder, robbery, and aggravated assault.
In court documents, police said surveillance footage at the strip mall showed Kollie allegedly attacking Jupiter before fleeing the scene, KVLY-TV previously reported.
Kollie then allegedly went to a Walmart – where security cameras there allegedly recorded him entering the store with no shirt, taking new clothing, entering a changing room, and emerging with a new outfit, according to the documents.
Kollie has also been arrested three times in Cass County in 2021, court records show. One of the arrests occurred just days before he is accused of killing Jupiter Paulsen, according to Cass County court records viewed by Heavy.
According to Cass County court records, Kollie was charged with criminal trespass on February 4, 2021, and pleaded guilty on April 26, 2021, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 25 days suspended. He was arrested on April 26, 2021, the day of his sentencing, on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana, and sentenced to unsupervised probation.
He was arrested on June 1, 2021, and charged with resisting a police officer. He pleaded guilty the same day of his arrest and was given a deferred sentence and 11 months of unsupervised probation.
Valley News Live reports the trespassing case stemmed from an incident at a gas station and the resisting arrest charge came after Kollie was accused of being in a fight at Fort Noks, a downtown Fargo bar.