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Published July 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

Northwood Man Apprehended in Field After Fleeing GF Deputy

A Northwood, N.D., man escaped custody early Friday morning and assaulted a Grand Forks County Sheriff’s deputy before being tracked down by authorities in a wheat field.

By: Forum Communications,

A Northwood, N.D., man escaped custody early Friday morning and assaulted a Grand Forks County Sheriff’s deputy before being tracked down by authorities in a wheat field.

According to the sheriff’s department, Dakota Rye Calder, 22, was arrested for being in actual physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated in rural Northwood after a deputy responded to a call of a motorist who drove off the road and was requesting assistance.

Calder was in custody and being transported to jail when he slipped out of his handcuffs.

The department said when the deputy pulled over his squad car to re-secure the handcuffs, Calder assaulted the deputy and escaped into a field near the 2800 block of N.D. Highway 15.

Officers searched the area with a canine unit but were initially unable to find Calder, but secured the area until daylight.

At 8:50 a.m., deputies, with the help of the N.D. Highway Patrol, found Calder in a wheat field near the 400 block of 28th Street in rural Northwood and arrested him.

Calder is being held at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center pending charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, escaping custody, fleeing, burglary theft and actual physical control of a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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