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Man arrested following burglary call in Horace

PHOTO: Nicholas Stephan Mackner
The Cass County Sheriff's Office arrested Nicholas Stephan Mackner on trespassing, failure to halt and three charges of criminal mischief after responding to a burglary call around 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 8 in Horace.

HORACE, N.D. — The Cass County Sheriff's Office arrested a 41-year-old man following a late morning incident Wednesday, July 8, in Horace.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a detached residential garage in the vicinity of County Road 17 and 81st Avenue South for a call involving a burglary.

Upon arrival, deputies found footprints leading to commercial storage units near the location. After following the footprints, deputies located a suspect — Nicholas Stephan Mackner — who fled on foot.

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The responding officers set up a perimeter using the office's Unmanned Aircraft System and the West Fargo Police Department's K9 Unit.

Mackner was located under a bush by the dog and apprehended. He received treatment on scene from the FM Ambulance and was transported to Essentia Health.

Upon release, Mackner was booked in the Cass County Jail on three charges of criminal mischief, one charge of trespassing and one charge of failure to halt.

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