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Published February 12 2012

Fugitive Focus: Terry Bruce Higdem

Wanted for: Violating parole

Original charge: Terrorizing

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 250

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Race: White

Age: 31

Local and federal authorities are seeking to apprehend a 31-year-old Fargo man who is wanted for violating his parole on a terrorizing conviction.

Terry Bruce Higdem has twice been convicted for terrorizing ex-girlfriends, most recently in 2011.

Higdem was sentenced to 1½ years in prison after he pleaded guilty last February to a felony and two misdemeanor charges.

Higdem was accused of telling a woman he used to date if she didn’t come with him on Thanksgiving night in 2010, he would hurt her family.

He took her to a house in West Fargo, where she was held in a bathroom before breaking out the next day, court records alleged.

Higdem told police he was high on methamphetamine at the time of that incident. His attorney had said he was sober earlier in 2010, but suffered a relapse.

In 2008, Higdem was convicted for terrorizing a different ex-girlfriend, who alerted authorities when she secretly dialed 911 on her cellphone. Higdem was sentenced to three years in prison in that case.


This is a weekly profile on the U.S. Marshals Service’s most wanted in the region.

Do not try to apprehend the suspect. Please call (701) 297-7325 or your local law enforcement agency.


High Plains Fugitive Task Force