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Moorhead man arrested after officer nearly run over

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FARGO – Fargo police arrested a Moorhead man early Wednesday, Nov. 8, after he allegedly nearly ran over a police officer who responded to a call about a fight.

According to a report released by Fargo police:

The incident began about 3:20 a.m. when police were called to the 2900 block of 34th Avenue South on a report of a disturbance and possible fight.

An officer arrived on the scene and found a vehicle occupied and running in a parking lot.

As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver looked at the officer and proceeded to backup at a high rate of speed, nearly striking the officer.

Police found the vehicle a short distance away and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver, identified as Dalton J. Beyer, 27, of Moorhead was arrested. He faces a number of possible charges, according to Fargo police, including aggravated reckless endangerment, DUI, cocaine possession and making a false report.

In 2011, Beyer was sentenced in Clay County District Court to six years and six months in prison for his conviction on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

In that case, court records say investigators found images on Beyer’s cellphone of him touching and penetrating an unconscious woman.

Beyer was being held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Cass County Jail. Court records did not list an attorney for him.