FARGO — A convicted sex offender is behind bars after Fargo police say he entered two homes without permission early Wednesday, Oct. 13.
According to police, the first entry happened at 4:34 a.m. in the area of the 1500 block of 10th Street North. The offender, identified as Daniel Fike Grinder, was allegedly carrying a handgun when he entered the home but did not threaten anyone, police said. He reportedly left the home without incident.
Because of the location of the incident, police notified North Dakota State University as they began searching for Grinder, who was wearing a GPS ankle monitor. At 6:49 a.m., police received another call about a man entering a home in the area of the 1500 block of 12th Street North.
The caller there reported that the man seemed intoxicated but did not display a gun at that time, police said. While searching for Grinder, officers found a handgun behind a home in the area, police said.
Through the GPS monitoring system, police found Grinder in the backyard of a home in the area of the 1400 block of North University Drive, where he was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
As of Wednesday, Grinder was being held at the Cass County Jail and had not been formally charged.
Grinder, 35, was convicted in 2007 in Cass County District Court of three counts of gross sexual imposition. His victims were female acquaintances under the age of 15, authorities said.
Officials have deemed Grinder as a high risk to reoffend. He is a lifetime registrant. Police said Wednesday that he has no permanent address.