Update: Man arrested in Grand Forks SWAT team arrest identified

Sam Payne, Jr.
Sam Payne, Jr.(Grand Forks County Correctional Center)
Published: Dec. 13, 2022 at 7:56 PM CST
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Grand Forks Police say the SWAT team was called out to apprehend 21-year-old Sam Payne, Jr. of Fargo on Tuesday.

Police say he was arrested on two active warrants for possession of child pornography and promoting and obscene act by a minor. No other charges have been filed at this time.

Due to Payne’s criminal history, the Grand Forks Regional SWAT Team was utilized for the search and arrest. A search warrant was served at an apartment at 1800 Continental Drive in Grand Forks around 5:30 p.m. on December 13. Payne was wanted for felony arrest warrants from Cass County, ND.