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Two suspects wanted in New Year's Eve shootout now in custody

Jamaal Brown, 34, and Alexander Aseph, 32, both of Dickinson, were the two suspects in question and had left the area, prompting a multi-state manhunt. Brown was arrested on Jan. 28, in the great Minneapolis area by the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force. Nine days after Brown's arrest, Aseph was apprehended on Feb. 6 in Mandan, by the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force.

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The Oasis Inn, pictured above, is located on West Villard Street in Dickinson, North Dakota, and was the business that sustained damage from a stray bullet during a New Year's Eve shootout. Since Jan. 1, 2022, authorities have now located all four individuals alleged to be involved in the shooting incident.
Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press

DICKINSON — After more than a month on the run, two males who are alleged to be involved in a New Year's Eve shooting incident in Dickinson are now in custody, according to a press release from the Dickinson Police Department.

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Alexander Aseph, pictured above, is currently facing two Class C felony charges for reckless endangerment and terrorizing for allegedly being involved in a New Year's Day shooting incident in Dickinson, North Dakota. Aseph was apprehended on Feb. 6, 2022, by the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force in Mandan after being on the run for more than a month. In addition, Aseph is also charged with delivery of a controlled substance, which is a Class B felony.
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Jamaal Brown, pictured above, is facing two Class C felonies of reckless endangerment and terrorizing for allegedly being involved in a New Year's Eve shootout in Dickinson, North Dakota. Brown was apprehended on Jan. 28 in the greater Minneapolis area by the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force.
Contributed / Dickinson Police Department

Jamaal Brown, 34, and Alexander Aseph, 32, both of Dickinson, were the two suspects in question and had left the area, prompting a multi-state manhunt. Brown was arrested on Jan. 28, in the greater Minneapolis area by the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force. Nine days after Brown's arrest, Aseph was apprehended on Feb. 6 in Mandan, by the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force.

According to the DPD press release, the Stark County State's Attorney has charged Brown and Aseph with reckless endangerment and terrorizing — both Class C felonies. In addition, Aseph is also charged with delivery of a controlled substance, which is a Class B felony.

Brown and Aseph were among the four individuals engaged in a shootout that took place in a parking lot located in the 1100 block of West Villard Street, who police say, all fled before the arrival of officers. Dickinson Police officers responded to reports of several gunshots at approximately 12:29 a.m. Jan. 1, and discovered fired shell casings at the scene. They also found that one area business — Oasis Inn — sustained damage from a stray bullet.

Shortly after officers were called to the scene during those early hours of New Year's Day, DPD investigators were able to locate Dontaye Mayfield, 42, and Demetris Haney, 28, and were arrested without incident on Jan. 2. Arrest warrants for terrorizing and reckless endangerment — which are both Class C felonies — were also granted for Mayfield and Haney, who are also believed to be connected to the shooting.

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Mayfield and Haney remain in custody awaiting trial at the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center.

Jackie Jahfetson is a former reporter for The Dickinson Press.
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