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Forum Communications, Published August 08 2012

Mayor of Mountain, N.D. arrested during town's annual Icelandic celebration

MOUNTAIN, N.D. - The mayor here was arrested early Saturday during the town’s annual Icelandic celebration after a fight that involved law enforcement, according to the Pembina County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said Mayor Tim Moore, Tim David Moore Jr. and Thomas Moore were arrested just before 3:30 a.m. during the weekend-long August the Deuce celebration in Mountain, which is about 15 miles west of Cavalier in northeastern North Dakota.

Acting Pembina County State’s Attorney Barb Whelan said Tim Moore was arrested for simple assault on a peace officer, preventing arrest and simple assault domestic violence.

Tim David Moore Jr. was arrested for preventing arrest and physical obstruction of a government function, and Thomas Moore was arrested for simple assault on a peace officer, preventing arrest and physical obstruction of a government function.

At this point, none of the three have been charged in the incident, but Whelan said charges are being investigated.

The three were released on a promise to appear in court.