Records: Tip led to arrest of north Fargo murder suspect

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Several search warrants filed in Cass County District Court were made public regarding a north Fargo homicide investigation.

Darrell Peterson, 43, was charged last week with one count of felony intentional murder in the death of 64-year-old Duane Darling.

The newly released documents revealed that Peterson was arrested at an apartment in downtown Fargo after officers received a tip of his location.

Police found blood droplets on the wall leading to the apartment and blood on the door frame and exterior handle, according to court documents.

Peterson allegedly told the people inside the apartment that he was hit by a “white male in the head with a shovel” and he then beat that person up.

Fargo Police were called to the Pioneer Manor apartments at 201 11th St. N. on Wednesday, November 13 after a neighbor called 911 when she heard Darling call for help.

The neighbor opened Darling's unlocked door and saw him on the floor covered in blood.

Darling later died at the hospital, according to court documents.

The warrants submitted by Fargo police were to search Peterson’s phone records for any other evidence of a physical altercation, including blood and hair.