FARGO — Cass County prosecutors have dropped charges against a Fargo woman accused of trespassing at a south Fargo high school and assaulting a police officer.
Jami Lee Streyle, 43, was scheduled to go to trial late last month on a Class C felony charge of simple assault against a police officer and two misdemeanor charges: preventing arrest and criminal trespass. However, the Cass County State’s Attorney's Office filed a motion to dismiss the case on Jan. 15, saying dropping the charges was “in the best interest of justice” in light of learning “all of the surrounding circumstances preceding the incident.”
Court documents alleged Streyle was not supposed to be at Shanley High School, 5600 25th St. S., on Sept. 5 when she was trying to pick up her children. An officer told her to leave when they first interacted with her at 8 a.m., court documents said.
Police tried to arrest her for allegedly trespassing in the school’s parking lot an hour later, but she told officers she had court papers that allowed her to take her children out of school.
A criminal complaint detailed allegations of Streyle trying to elbow the officer multiple times, including in the jaw. She also allegedly kicked him in the chest three times, court documents said.
Streyle also was charged with trespassing at the school that day. And the city of Fargo was prosecuting her for allegedly not paying a taxi cab driver who took her to Shanley High. Both of those charges were dismissed due to lack of evidence, according to court documents.
Streyle declined to comment Thursday, Feb. 27, on the dismissal of the charges.