Standoff at Fargo mobile home ends with arrest
Residents near the mobile home where the search warrant was executed said police officers let them take their children to the bus stop, but were told to go inside their homes for their own safety.
FARGO — A 45-minute standoff with law enforcement at Countryside Estates mobile home park ended Tuesday, April 12, after a man wanted on drug and theft charges surrendered to officers.
At about 8:15 a.m., Fargo police investigators were trying to serve a “high-risk, knock-and-announce search warrant” on Deionte Delaney Prescott, 26, at a home in the mobile home park, near Ninth Avenue South and 25th Street, when he refused to cooperate, said Katie Ettish, a police spokeswoman.
Shortly before 9 a.m., police said they had positioned themselves around the house where Prescott was believed to be inside.
The Red River Valley SWAT Team was called in to assist, and they utilized a flash-bang device to create a distraction.
Not long afterward, Prescott surrendered to officers, Ettish said. No injuries were reported
Prescott was wanted on warrants accusing him of possession of drugs with intent to deliver in Cass County, theft of a motor vehicle in Clay County and fifth-degree drug possession in Clay County.
Residents near the mobile home where Prescott was arrested said police officers let them take their children to the bus stop, but were told to go inside their homes for their own safety.