Fargo man faces charges of assaulting two JPD officers

A Fargo man is currently in custody on suspicion of disorderly conduct and assaulting two Jamestown police officers Saturday, according to Maj. Justin Blinsky of the Jamestown Police Department.

Christopher Houston Perman, 28, formerly of Jamestown, was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday in northeast Jamestown.

Blinsky said officers were dispatched to the area on a report of a male looking in windows. The officers made contact with Perman in the alley of the 900 block of 4th Avenue Northeast. During questioning, Perman showed signs of aggression, Blinsky said. When officers attempted to determine if he had a weapon, Perman allegedly bit one officer and injured the other.

The injuries were not life threatening, Blinsky said.

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Perman was transported to a medical facility Saturday and transferred to the Stutsman County Correctional Center Tuesday where he awaits formal charges.

The Jamestown Police Department was assisted by the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation of possible thefts in the area is continuing.

A Jamestown man is free after a plea agreement reduced the charge against him from a Class AA felony to a Class A misdemeanor in Southeast District Court in Jamestown Wednesday.

Corwin Tyler Deacon, 22, had been charged with gross sexual imposition in an April 23 incident in which he allegedly forced a woman he knew to engage in sex.

Under the plea agreement, Deacon entered a guilty plea to sexual assault, a Class A misdemeanor. Judge Daniel Narum sentenced Deacon to 42 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for 42 days served. He was placed on 360 days supervised probation and ordered to pay $325 in court costs.

A Class AA felony is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison and a minimum of five years in prison. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by one year in prison and a $3,000 fine.

A Jamestown man was bound over for trial on charges that include attempted murder after a preliminary hearing in Southeast District Court in Jamestown Wednesday.

Ray Hunter, 47, was taken into custody on April 26 when the staff at M & H Gas Station reported he was creating a disturbance.

Andrew Noreen, an officer with the Jamestown Police Department, testified during the preliminary hearing that Hunter had not cooperated with officers’ requests to exit his 2004 Chevy Suburban, complaining of leg pain.

Noreen said the officers were concerned about his intentions and asked if he had a gun in the vehicle. During the process of attempting to get Hunter to exit the vehicle, he allegedly lunged toward the floor of the vehicle and grasped a handgun, which fell from the vehicle to the ground. When the weapon was secured, it was found to have a round in the chamber.

Judge Daniel Narum ruled there was probable cause to move the case to trial.

He is charged with attempted murder, a Class A felony, reckless endangerment, terrorizing and possession of a controlled substance, Class C felonies, and resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a controlled substance, Class A misdemeanors.

The next step in the case is a dispositional conference which has not been scheduled.


Jamestown Public  School Board and administrators have scheduled an administrators’ negotiation session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the conference room at the district office, 207 2nd Ave. SE.