Bradley Thrailkill, Minot, charged with burglary, assaulting police officer

A 44-year-old Minot man is accused of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest early Monday after officers responded to a fight at a Minot residence.

Bradley Joseph Thrailkill is charged with Class B felony burglary, Class C felony simple assault, Class C felony resisting arrest, and Class A misdemeanor providing false information to police.

According to an affidavit filed with the court, 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 hand in his pocket. Bloyer ordered Thrailkill to get on the ground and show his hands, but Thrailkill continued to advance. Bloyer pulled a Taser and told Thrailkill to stop; Thrailkill kept advancing. 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.

– Andrea Johnson

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