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Man assaults Minot police officers after being hit with Taser several times

MINOT, N.D. -- A 44-year-old Minot man who was hit by a Taser several times is accused of assaulting police officers and resisting arrest early Monday, June 11,  after officers responded to a fight at a Minot residence.

Bradley Joseph Thrailkill is charged with felony burglary, simple assault and resisting arrest and a misdemeanor for providing false information to police.

According to an affidavit, Thrailkill was standing in the backyard and yelling when Officer Jay Bloyer approached. Thrailkill approached Bloyer, shouting "kill me" and "I have a gun" with his hands in his pockets. Bloyer ordered Thrailkill to get on the ground and show his hands, but Thrailkill continued to advance. Bloyer aimed the taser on Thrailkill's lower stomach and leg, but it didn't stop him. Bloyer used the taser again, aiming higher, and Thrailkill fell to the ground. Bloyer and other officers then subdued Thrailkill, who continued yelling, twisting and kicking before they got him into handcuffs.

Two women told police that a man had pushed his way into the apartment and a man there had struck the other man with a flashlight. At that point, the intruder ran off.

Thrailkill also lied to police about his name after he was arrested and kicked two officers in the legs when they were walking him to an ambulance, according to the affidavit. Thrailkill was taken to Trinity Hospital to be checked out and then transported to the Ward County Jail.