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Stutsman County man accused of assaulting Jamestown chief of police

Jeremiah Jack Mihulka, 42, rural Stutsman County, was arrested on 13 charges, according to Sgt. Rick Widicker with the Jamestown Police Department.

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JAMESTOWN – A 42-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 16, after he led police on a short pursuit and assaulted the Jamestown chief of police, according to Sgt. Rick Widicker with the Jamestown Police Department.

Jeremiah Jack Mihulka, rural Stutsman County, was arrested on 13 charges, including fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving under suspension, fictitious license plates and resisting arrest, Widicker said. Mihulka is in the Stutsman County Correctional Center.

Widicker said reports will be forwarded to the Stutsman County State’s Attorney’s Office for formal charges.

At about 4:50 p.m. Scott Edinger, Jamestown chief of police, attempted to stop Mihulka, who was driving recklessly on 10th Street Southeast in Jamestown, Widicker said. Mihulka fled, a short five-block pursuit began, and he stopped in the 500 block of 10th Street Southeast, he said.

Edinger attempted to arrest Mihulka, who resisted, and three unidentified members of the public assisted Edinger in taking Mihulka into custody, Widicker said.


Edinger received minor injuries.

The Jamestown Police Department thanked the members of the public for helping Edinger on its Facebook page.

“Thanks for keeping him safe while other officers were responding,” the department wrote. “Normally we would ask the public to stay back after an incident like this, but in this case your help was greatly appreciated.”

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