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Felony Assault on Officers

Post Date:08/03/2018 8:31 pm
At 6:45 PM, officers were called to the Northsider Bar (309 17th St N) for a disturbance.  It was reported that a female inside the bar was yelling profanities and refusing to leave.  Officers arrived on scene and identified the female as Michelle Beth Swenson (54 yoa) of Moorhead.  Swenson continued to yell profanities at staff and refused to follow the officers' commands to leave the establishment.  Swenson was placed under arrest for obstructing legal process and disorderly conduct.  Officers escorted Swenson out of the bar and attempted to handcuff her.  She began to assault the officers by scratching and gouging at both of them during and after the handcuffing procedure.  She caused injuries on both officers significant enough to draw blood.  She was transported to the Clay County Jail and charged with 2 counts of 4th Degree Assault (police officer), 1 count of Disorderly Conduct and one count of Obstructing Legal Process.  There is no booking photo available from Clay County Jail as Swenson has been uncooperative with their booking procedures.  Please check with the Clay County Jail tomorrow if a photo is desired.
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