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Man accused of Tasing, trying to kidnap ex-girlfriend

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Bismarck man is charged with seven felonies, including attempted kidnapping and burglary, after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s Comstock home late one night last week and Tasing her while wearing gloves and wearing a hood over his face.

William Dubois Dean, 52, was charged Tuesday in Clay County District Court with two counts of attempted kidnapping, three counts of burglary, one count of assault and one count of damage to property.

Court documents say the victim broke off her live-in relationship with Dean in February or March after some arguments, and that she was extremely afraid of him.

On April 10, the victim told dispatch a man with a nylon hood and wearing white gloves had broken into her home about 9:50 p.m. and assaulted her with a Taser.

She fought him off, she told investigators, and believed it was Dean.

Clay County detectives contacted Dean that day on his cellphone, which they tracked heading west from Jamestown, N.D., to Bismarck.

Clay County Lt. Stephen Landsem said the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Burleigh County (N.D.) Sheriff’s Department helped trace Dean to a location north of Bismarck.

He was arrested without incident, Landsem said.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.