The Jamestown Police Department arrested a Jamestown man on several charges after using a Taser on him twice after a reported domestic incident Saturday.
Police were dispatched at about 10:09 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, to a 911 hang up call at 408 Business Loop West, the Two Rivers Inn West Motel. Dispatch attempted to call the phone number back and the individual who answered the phone reported it was a misdial. Officers responded to verify there was no emergency, determining the individuals involved were in a relationship and were having an argument but no physical violence had occurred. It was determined no crime had been committed at that time and officers left.
Police were dispatched back to the same location at 10:41 p.m. to investigate a report of a domestic assault after the female victim called 911 to report she had just been punched in the face by a male suspect who she is in a domestic relationship with. The phone call was abruptly disconnected. It was determined the individuals were the same individuals involved in the earlier incident.
Upon arrival, officers contacted a male suspect, who opened the door to the lobby area of the motel where he is living. The male suspect was asked to step into the motel office but he refused and attempted to close the door on officers. Officers stopped the door from being closed as the man turned and began running to a side door. Officers attempted to stop the suspect, who turned around as he reached the side door and presented a large kitchen knife toward officers.
The man tripped over the doorway and fell, landing outside on the pavement of the parking lot. The knife became dislodged from his hand. An officer attempted to retrieve the knife, but the suspect gained control of it again. Officers told the suspect to drop the knife or he would be tased. The suspect refused to comply, police said. After several additional commands to drop the knife were given, the suspect told the officers they would have to shoot him and he attempted to get up from the ground. An officer successfully deployed his Taser but the knife could not be taken from the male suspect. The suspect was given additional commands to drop the knife but refused and attempted to get off the ground a second time. An officer tased the suspect a second time, which caused the knife to become loose in his hand. Officers got control over the knife, and the man was taken into custody.
The man was identified as 50-year-old Daniel Edwin Kostecky of Jamestown. Kostecky was arrested on suspicion of simple assault (domestic violence) and terrorizing. He was initially transported to Jamestown Regional Medical Center for medical evaluation, then later transported to another facility for further evaluation. Formal charges are pending with the Stutsman County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The Jamestown Police Department was assisted by the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office and Jamestown Area Ambulance. This incident remains under investigation.