JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Valley News Live/Newsdakota.com) - A man is arrested and facing several charges, accused of assaulting a Jamestown Police Officer during a traffic stop on Tuesday.
According to Sgt. Robert Schlenvogt, an officer stopped a vehicle driven by Eric Anderson of Jamestown after the officer saw Anderson had a cracked windshield and wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Anderson was also allegedly driving with a suspended license, but disagreed when the officer began to arrest him. Anderson began to back away from the officer.
The argument turned into a struggle with the suspect punching and scratching the officer in the face. Sgt. Schlenvogt says the officer was able to gain control over Anderson before another officer could arrive.
Anderson is being held in the Stutsman County Jail and faces several charges including assault of a peace officer and driving under suspension.