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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.

Red River Valley SWAT Team after a standoff at Countryside Trailer Court ended when the suspect turned himself in on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.jpg
The Red River Valley SWAT Team is seen after a standoff at Countryside Estates mobile home park ended Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
C.S. Hagen/The Forum

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

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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.

The trailer home that the Red River Valley SWAT Team and Fargo Police arrested Deionte Prescott early Tuesday, April 12, 2022 after a brief standoff.jpg
The Red River Valley SWAT Team and Fargo police arrested Deionte Prescott at this mobile home Tuesday, April 12, 2022 after a brief standoff.
C.S. Hagen/The Forum

C.S. Hagen is an award-winning journalist currently covering the education and activist beats mainly in North Dakota and Minnesota.
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