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Moorhead man arrested for assault and burglary

Both incidents happened early Tuesday morning, Oct. 19, according to Moorhead police.

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Alfred Thompson, 29, Moorhead
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MOORHEAD — A Moorhead man is in the Clay County Jail after police say he robbed a car dealership, then assaulted someone in a neighborhood two blocks away Tuesday morning, Oct. 19.

According to Moorhead police, Alfred Thompson, 29, forced his way into a building in the 700 block of 32nd Avenue South at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, which is about two blocks away from the Holiday gas station on 30th Avenue South.

Thompson was gone before police arrived, according to officers.

Hours later, at 5:10 a.m., police were called to a disturbance in the 700 block of 30th Avenue South, where they found someone who was an assault victim.

The victim had serious but non-life threatening injuries, Moorhead police said.

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Officers arrested Thompson as he tried to run away from the scene of the assault, police say.

He's facing charges for third-degree burglary and second-degree assault at this time, but Moorhead police have forwarded the case to the Clay County Attorneys' Office for formal charges.

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