Fargo man accused of ramming vehicles, smashing windows with machete

Nathaniel Greywind faces multiple charges stemming from a Feb. 8 incident at a Fargo gas station.

Nathaniel Greywind.
Cass County Jail photo

FARGO — A Fargo man faces an array of charges after police said he used a machete to smash vehicle windows and rammed two vehicles with his own.

Nathaniel Chad Greywind, 35, appeared Thursday, Feb. 10, in Cass County District Court on two counts each of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and terrorizing, all felonies. He also faces misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and criminal mischief.

The charges stem from a Feb. 8 incident at Petro Serve USA, a gas station at 2110 University Drive S.

According to court documents:

Greywind took a knife and machete and smashed a vehicle’s passenger windows at about 8 p.m. Feb. 8. A man fled in that vehicle, but Greywind chased him down in his vehicle and rammed the man's vehicle in the 1300 block of 21st Avenue South.


Greywind then drove back to the gas station and rammed into another vehicle that had a person in it. Greywind got out of his vehicle and smashed the windshield of the other vehicle with his machete.

He then went inside and threatened another person.

Police found marijuana in Greywind’s possession when he was arrested shortly after the incident. He acknowledged using meth, police said in the court documents.

Greywind was treated for cuts to his hand that police believe were caused by him allegedly striking the other vehicles with a sharp object, according to police. The two people who were in the vehicles with smashed windows were injured, according to court documents. No one inside the store was hurt, police said.

In 2019, Greywind pleaded guilty to several charges that said he fired a sawed-off shotgun near another person in Fargo, bit a police officer and tried to assault another officer. He was arrested June 25, 2019, and was sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Attorney Tracy Hines, who is representing Greywind, was not immediately available for comment. Greywind remained in custody Monday at the Cass County Jail.

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April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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