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Cass County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrest in Shooting Investigation



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Fargo, ND – Getting more clarity on a shooting that happened in North Fargo Monday evening.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says it arrested  41 year-old James J. Mayerhofer on multiple charges stemming from a disturbance call.

Shortly before 10:00 p.m, Cass County authorities, along with Fargo Police, responded to 1212 49th Avenue North for a reported trespass incident. Mayerhofer attempted to flee deputies upon their arrival and ultimately crashed his vehicle on the property.

The 41-year-old received medical treatment from an area hospital and was subsequently transported to the Cass County Jail and held on the charges of DUI, DUI refusal and Fleeing in Motor Vehicle.

The homeowner, identified as Joe Larson, requested law enforcement after Mayerhofer was observed on his property and refused to leave.  Through the course of the encounter between Larson and Mayerhofer, a gun was discharged.

Cass County authorities continue to investigate this incident.