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Dickinson man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

Gregory Decker, 53, of Dickinson, was arrested early Friday morning after police received a call of a fight on the 700 block of Custer Street. There, authorities received enough information to arrest Decker on the Class AA felony of continuous se...

Gregory Decker, 53, of Dickinson, was arrested early Friday morning after police received a call of a fight on the 700 block of Custer Street.

There, authorities received enough information to arrest Decker on the Class AA felony of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Decker is accused of molesting and having sexual contact with a female minor below 15 years of age on at least five or six occasions in the past.

At a bond hearing Monday at Stark County Courthouse, assistant state’s attorney James Hope said that Decker, who was visible via TV screen from Southwest Multi County Correction Center, received his visibly black eye from a family member of the victim when they discovered the alleged offense and attacked him.

Decker’s bond was set at $100,000 in cash.

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Mellmer in Fargo for surgery

According to his attorney, Jeremy Mellmer, 31, of Reeder, was not present at a preliminary hearing for a Class B felony of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver because he had been taken to Fargo for surgery.

Mellmer caught attention last month for instigating a manhunt and then a standoff after he was charged with theft of property, along with three others, in an unrelated case. The standoff ended when officers found Mellmer in the house he had barricaded himself in with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No more information was available.

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