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Published February 07, 2014, 04:40 AM

Fargo man accused of kicking down 9 apartment doors

FARGO – A Fargo man was jailed after police say he tried to kick down doors of nine apartments in three different buildings Tuesday afternoon before being subdued by a Taser.

By: Emily Welker, Forum News Service, INFORUM, Forum News Service

FARGO – A Fargo man was jailed after police say he tried to kick down doors of nine apartments in three different buildings Tuesday afternoon before being subdued by a Taser.

According to court records filed Wednesday in Cass County District Court, police were dispatched to an apartment building at 1258 10th St. N. at 4:03 p.m. after callers reported a man was kicking in doors.

When the first officer arrived at the scene, he found in the basement a man who fit the description of the door kicker and tried to talk to him, a report filed with the charges stated.

Instead of responding, the man, later identified as Daniel Lyndel Seminole, 35, started kicking an apartment door at the bottom of the stairs, police allege in the report.

Police claim Seminole entered an apartment after kicking in the door and could be heard throwing things around inside as an officer stayed in the hallway and waited for backup, the report states.

After two backup officers arrived, police entered the apartment, twice using a Taser of Seminole.

Police say in the report that using a Taser twice on Seminole didn’t seem to faze him. After a struggle, a Taser was used on Seminole a third time, stopping him long enough to get him into handcuffs, police say.

As he was being arrested, police say Seminole struck a wall with his head, breaking through the sheet rock. He was taken to a hospital and later to the Cass County Jail.

Seminole was charged Wednesday with nine counts of Class C felony criminal trespassing at 1258 10th St. N., 1002 5th St. N. and 810 1st St. N.

Police reports do not indicate Seminole took anything from any of the nine apartments he allegedly broke into. His bail was set at $50,000. Seminole’s next court appearance is set for March 6.

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