Man accused of assaulting officers trying to serve warrant
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.