MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A former Minot State University football player charged with attempted murder and assault following a scuffle with police beat an already unconscious officer's head against a post, according to court documents.Have we become that callous of a nation that we don’t care when a Police Officer is assaulted by a violent thug? Some football fans from some fan bases might excuse behavior like this, but this is anti-social behavior. So no! The punishment does fit the crime.
Jesse Ili, 21, beat two officers who responded to a report of suspected drug use in a parked vehicle off campus in Minot on Friday. He has since been kicked off the Minot State team.
Police say in court documents that the 6-foot-tall, 220-pound Ili overpowered Officer Brandon Schmidt while Schmidt was trying to arrest him, and that Officer Erik Laudenschlager saw Ili slamming Schmidt's head into a post while Schmidt "appeared to be limp and unconscious," according to the Minot Daily News.
Ward County State's Attorney Rozanna Larson asked that bond be set at $250,000. Hagar set Ili's bond at $200,000. He could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of attempted murder.
"Anybody who attacks police officers, almost kills one, is a danger to society," Larson said.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Minot State Football: Former Football Player Charged with Attempted Murder
I hope they throw the book at this guy and he rots in jail for the next 20-years. I also must take issue with buffoonish, senseless comments like this from a clueless Bison Fan no doubt. These comments were posted on Sioux Sports. “Kinda extreme to charge that kid with attempted murder. It sure as heck was wrong to knock out the cop.....but it isn't attempted murder.” Unnamed Bison Fan Really! So you think it's extreme to charge a perpetrator with Attempted Murder because he was slamming Officer Schmidt's head into a post... Yeah, how dare they advocate protecting their law enforcement personal from Minot! Again, I really hope that the Ward Co District Attorney throws the book at this guy. It’s one thing to rig an election or drink underage, this is a felonious assault.