Isaak makes first court appearance

BISMARCK, N.D. - UPDATE: The man accused of murdering four people at RJR Maintenance and Management on Monday morning has had his bond set at $1 million.

Forty-four-year-old Chad Isaak made his initial appearance in Morton County Friday afternoon.

He's charged with four counts of class double a murder.

Isaak sat quietly beside his lawyer during the 15-minute hearing, with no emotion on his face and answered just a few questions from the judge.

Isaak is accused of killing Robert Fakler, Adam Fuehrer, and Bill and Lois Cobb at the RJR Maintenance and Management office on Monday morning. He is also facing charges of burglary, concealment within a vehicle and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

The state's attorney asked for a $1 million bond, while Isaak's attorney asked for bond of $100,000.

"There has been considerable public outcry and for good reason in this case already, and there's concerns for the safety of the individuals in the public but there's also concern for the safety of the individuals at RJR," said Gabrielle Joy Goter, prosecutor.

Isaak is also required to stay in Burleigh, Morton and McLean counties if he does post bail, and can't have any contact with the families of the victims or employees at RJR.


UPDATE: $1 million bond set for 44-year-old Chad Isaak, who is accused of shooting and stabbing four victims in Mandan.


UPDATE: Court records show Chad Isaak has been charged in the murder of four people at RJR Maintenance and Management on April 1.

Isaak is charged with four counts of murder, burglary, concealment within a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle.

He’s expected to appear by video conference at the Morton County courthouse at 1:30 p.m. Friday.


ORIGINAL STORY: Forty-four-year-old Chad Isaak, the suspect in the RJR Maintenance and Management homicides in Mandan, will make his initial appearance at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Morton County Court House.

The phone number for the tip line is 701-667-3220 that will be open until further notice.