Jamestown  (CSi)  Kevin Michael Hoff made his initial appearance, in Stutsman County Court on Tuesday morning, before Southeast District Court Judge, Jay Schmitz.

Hoff is the 27 year old Montpelier man, who told authorities that last Saturday afternoon  he shot  his former wife, 25 year old Nicole Haliaaloh Gututala-Hoff, of Jamestown in the parking lot of a Southeast Jamestown apartment building that afternoon. Police say she died at the scene.

District Court reports Hoff was charged Tuesday with one count, murder.

Bond was set at $500,000 cash.

His court appointed attorney is Russell Myrhe.

His preliminary court date is to be set.  At that time Hoff will be arraigned , and a plea will be entered.

On  Saturday, May 12, 2018, Jamestown Police Chief, Scott Edinger said, callers reported a man had shot a woman in a vehicle in the parking lot of that apartment building, and fled the scene in a white SUV.  Officers were dispatched to the location.  Moments later the dispatch center received a call from 27 year  old Kevin Michael Hoff, of Montpelier who stated he had shot his ex-wife and wanted to turn himself in.  Officers took Hoff into custody at the Stutsman County Law Enforcement Center without incident.