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Man accused of assaulting officers trying to serve warrant

June 14, 2018

OAKES, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man is accused of assaulting police who were serving him with a warrant during a street dance.

KDDR radio reports that 25-year-old Derek Williams Jones, of Lisbon, is charged with simple assault on a peace officer and preventing arrest, both felonies.

Authorities say the incident happened Saturday night at a dance in Oakes. Jones allegedly threw a beer at one officer and punched another as police attempted to arrest him on a probation violation.

Jones facing charges in Ransom County on allegations that he raped a 15-year-old girl last July and threatened to kill or harm the victim or her family if she told police.

Jones was convicted in Clay County, Minnesota last year for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

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