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Published March 30, 2011, 08:04 PM

Grand Forks Man Charged with Assaulting Police Officer

A 33-year-old Grand Forks man has been charged with assaulting a police officer. Neil Ostlie is charged with assault on a police officer, a class C felony.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

A 33-year-old Grand Forks man has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

According to police reports, Neil Ostlie grabbed a female officer by the shoulders, tried to push her to the ground and kicked her in the leg. The officer injured her right knee, the report says.

Ostlie is charged with assault on a police officer, a class C felony. Ostlie was also charged with misdemeanor assault and preventing arrest, both class A misdemeanors.

Ostlie made his initial court appearance Friday. His next court date is scheduled for April 13th.

In September 2007, Ostlie plead guilty to possessing drug paraphernalia.

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