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Man arrested after allegedly assaulting Jamestown police officer

Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of police, said the Jamestown police officer who was allegedly assaulted was evaluated and released from Jamestown Regional Medical Center with minor lacerations and bruising to the face.

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A 29-year-old Jamestown man was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 15, after he assaulted a Jamestown police officer, according to Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of police.

Seth Nicholas Burkle was arrested on suspicion of simple assault-domestic violence and assault on a peace officer, Blinsky said. He is being held in the Stutsman County Correctional Center where he awaits formal charges.

A Jamestown police officer was requested to conduct a welfare check shortly before 7 p.m. at a residence in the 1200 block of 3rd Avenue Southwest. A family member who had access to the apartment also responded to the location to assist with the welfare check.

After entering the apartment, the family member and Burkle started arguing, and Burkle struck the family member in the neck and face, Blinsky said. The officer intervened to stop the assault.

Burkle went after the family member again, the officer intervened to stop the assault, and Burkle eventually struck the officer in the face with his hands, Blinsky said. The officer was able to gain control of Burkle and with the assistance of other responding officers, Burkle was taken into custody.

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Blinsky said the officer who was allegedly assaulted was evaluated and released from the Jamestown Regional Medical Center with minor lacerations and bruising to the face.

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