Man arrested in Fargo for assaulting woman, fleeing from police

State News

(AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a man who violently assaulted a woman and fled from officers in Fargo.

Authorities say an officer approached a vehicle he had stopped for a traffic violation when a male passenger started beating the female driver, pinned her down and got behind the wheel around midnight Tuesday.

The man then apparently fled at a high rate of speed. A short time later, officers found the vehicle abandoned and located the victim. The man who had fled on foot was found several blocks away and was arrested.

The 32-year-old man is being held on possible charges felony reckless endangerment, fleeing, simple assault and refusing to halt. 

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