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Forum staff reports, Published February 10 2012

Fargo arrest leads to more charges for man wanted for terrorizing

FARGO – U.S. Marshals arrested a man here today who was wanted since November for terrorizing and simple assault.

Richard John Dumont-Newago, 27, was arrested when members of the U.S. Marshals Service High Plains Fugitive Task Force saw him leaving a south Fargo apartment complex. The officers followed him a short distance before stopping him in the 4500 block of 44th Avenue South.

Inside Dumont-Newago’s car, officers found a knife with an 8-inch blade hidden under the driver‘s seat. They also found drug paraphernalia and ammunition for a .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol inside the glove box. A gun was not found.

Fargo Municipal Court also issued a warrant for Dumont-Newago’s arrest on Nov. 21 charging him with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. A second warrant was issued Dec. 5 for reckless driving charges.

When Dumont-Newago was taken to the Cass County Detention Center today, officers found marijuana in his pocket.

He now faces more charges of possession of a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana.