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Three arrested in stabbing incident

Three people were taken into custody Tuesday night after a domestic dispute that involved a stabbing, according to Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger.

Edinger said the incident occurred at about 7:10 p.m. at 519 3rd St. SW and is still under investigation.

Benjamin Chopper, 18, received a knife wound and was treated and released at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. He was taken into custody on suspicion of simple assault, domestic.

Edinger said Gloria Cruz, 19, was taken into custody on suspicion of aggravated assault, domestic. Paris Chopper, 23, was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary with injury. As of Wednesday afternoon, Cruz and Paris Chopper remained in custody at the Stutsman County Correctional Center.

Formal charges are pending against all three, and the case is being reviewed by the city attorney and Stutsman County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Sun reporter Keith Norman can be reached at 701-952-8452 or by email at