- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - A Mandan man is accused of assaulting a police officer during a domestic violence investigation.

Thirty-nine-year-old James Messmer allegedly tackled the officer and the two fell down a set of steps. The officer subdued Messmer with a stun gun.

Messmer faces a misdemeanor disorderly conduct count and a felony assault charge that carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison.

He has not yet entered pleas. Court documents do not list an attorney for him.

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