34-year-old man arrested for assaulting Three Affiliated Tribes police officer

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TWIN BUTTES, N.D. - A 34-year-old man has been charged after attacking a Three Affiliated Tribes Police officer Feb. 3 in Twin Buttes, N.D.

According to the affidavit, officer Cody Smith went to check on William Pitts after his car went into a ditch.

During the welfare check Smith says he could smell alcohol on Pitts.

As the officer was placing Pitts into his patrol car he became argumentative and told officer Smith that he couldn't arrest him because he was white.

Pitts then attacked the officer punching him and kneeing him in the ribs.

Smith was treated for injuries and Pitts was charged with assaulting a federal officer.