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Forum staff reports, Published January 18 2013

Fargo officer slammed with screen door during disturbance call that leads to 3 arrests

FARGO – A Fargo police officer was hit in the head with a screen door during a disturbance call that led to three arrests early Friday, Sgt. Mark Lykken said.

Officers responded at 12:21 a.m. to an apartment at 102 9th St. S. and encountered James Warren Fobes, 23, of Glyndon, Minn., who had a warrant for his arrest. While police tried to arrest him, Fobes allegedly resisted, trying to kick officers while they were holding him down, Lykken said.

A second man came out of the apartment and allegedly tried to interfere with Fobes’ arrest, and police ended up using a Taser on him, Lykken said. Andrew John Holland, 25, of Fargo, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, preventing arrest, obstruction and drug possession.

While officers were dealing with the two men, a third man opened the apartment’s screen door and rammed an officer in the head with it, leaving a large bump, Lykken said. Justin John Hoff, 25, of Fargo, was arrested on suspicion of assault on a peace officer.

Alcohol was a factor in the disturbance, Lykken said.

The injured officer did not require medical attention, he said.