Man arrested for touching Bismarck teenager inappropriately

BISMARCK, N.D. - UPDATE: Merle Marrowbone Jr. has been charged with two class C felonies: sexual assault and preventing arrest.

ORIGINAL STORY: Bismarck police arrested a man Thursday night after a teenager said the man had sexually assaulted her.

The Bismarck Police Department says they responded to a report of a man touching a teen.

Police say the victim’s mother knew the man. The 17-year-old victim says 34-year-old Merle Marrowbone Jr., entered the home rubbed her shoulders and then touched her inappropriately. That’s when police were called.

Police entered the home and found Marrowbone in the bathroom with a kitchen knife.

Police arrested Marrowbone for sexual assault and resisting arrest.

Officers say the case was taken to the states attorney’s office. No charges have been posted yet.