Three separate arrests made for assaults on Bismarck police officers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Three people were arrested on Friday for harming Bismarck Police Department officers.

Police say the first incident happened at the 1100 block of West Capital Ave., around 10:52 a.m. when a 29-year-old Steele woman kicked an officer twice on the leg after being detained for being heavily intoxicated.

Ashley Krom was twisting her arms and kicking her legs to prevent officers from putting her in the patrol car. She was arrested for assault on a peace officer.

Officers say the second incident happened shortly after at 11:05 a.m. at Perkins in South Bismarck.

Employees called police saying 33-year-old David Somerville was intoxicated and didn’t want to leave the restaurant.

Officers arrived to the scene and handcuffed Somerville to take him to detox. Police say Somerville became limp when walking to the patrol car and threatened an officer.

Police say when they were at the hospital he became agitated and kicked an officer in the chest area twice.

Somerville was arrested for assault on a peace officer.

The last incident, we previously reported to you on Friday when an officer was assaulted hours after doing a good deed at a Starbucks in Bismarck. It happened shortly before noon, when a man became combative and threw a phone at an officer on the 700 block of South 12th St.

Police say 37-year-old Casey Phelps from Bismarck became aggressive and grabbed the officers neck and scrapped down with his long nails.

BPD says this caused the officer punctures, bleeding, pain, and redness.

Phelps is also accused of spitting on the officers face and yelling profanities.

He was arrested for assault on a peace officer and contact by bodily fluids.