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Emily Welker, Published February 12 2013

Fight during sexual threesome leads to stabbing

FARGO – A stabbing reported by a naked man who called 911 from an alley in north Fargo early Friday was a case of a ménage a trois gone wrong, police allege in court records.

Ashley Hunter, 33, was charged Monday in Cass County District Court with a single count of aggravated assault after police say he stabbed Orlando DeWitt, a friend of his who was visiting him at his home in the 700 block of Fourth Street North, court records state.

According to police reports filed with the charges:

Hunter invited three women over to his home, and then the group, including DeWitt, went drinking at the Windbreak Bar on 32nd Avenue South.

After they returned home, Hunter joined DeWitt and one of the women in a sexual act, DeWitt later told police.

When Hunter asked DeWitt to switch positions, he refused and the two men began arguing, DeWitt told police.

Hunter then reached into the couch and pulled out what DeWitt described to officers as a butcher knife 12 inches long and an inch wide.

The woman grabbed her clothing and ran into the bathroom with DeWitt, who left his clothes behind.

Hunter began pounding on the door, telling him to get out of the house, at one point forcing the door open and splintering the wood.

DeWitt told police he “decided to run for the front door,” and as he did so he said he felt the knife cut his arm.

DeWitt told police he grabbed the woman’s phone from the table as he ran out to call 911 from the alley.

While in the alley, he could hear Hunter yelling that he was going to kill him, and that he could get his clothing off the porch, DeWitt told investigators.

Court documents say police recovered a knife fitting DeWitt’s description from the drain board in the home.

They also found blood stains leading from the front door of the house to the alley.

Hunter was taken into custody Friday. In a court appearance Monday on a Class C felony charge of aggravated assault, Hunter’s bail was set at $5,000.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Emily Welker at (701) 241-5541

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