Daniel Dumas, Minot, sentenced to two years for intent to deliver heroin, pills
Daniel Norman Dumas, 29, Minot, was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison, with a requirement that he serve two years, and three years of supervised probation, for possession with intent to deliver heroin and pills in June, as well as for assaulting a police officer and trespassing at a stranger’s residence while he was fleeing from police.
Dumas pleaded guilty to Class B felony intent to deliver heroin, Class B felony intent to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, Class C felony criminal trespass, and Class C felony simple assault on a police officer.
Under the terms of the plea deal, the state dismissed multiple other charges, including Class A felony delivery of methamphetamine, Class C felony possession of cocaine, Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia, Class C felony resisting arrest, Class A misdemeanor providing false information to law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor fleeing a police officer, and Class B misdemeanor refusal to halt.
At 1:20 a.m. on June 13, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, police stopped a vehicle driven by Mildred Bintliff on Burdick Expressway because it had no brake light or light shining on the license plate. Dumas was a passenger in the vehicle.
There was an open bottle of alcohol on the seat next to Dumas and Dumas started drinking from it when Officer Kevin Cory asked him what it was. Cory grabbed the bottle and threw it behind him. Dumas then started reaching to the right of the seat and Cory reached through the window and grabbed his arm. Dumas then started rolling up the car window on Cory’s arm and trapped Cory’s arm in the window. Cory then started hitting Dumas in the head with an open palm. Cory’s partner, Officer Andrew Roach, drew his pistol and yelled at Dumas to get out of the vehicle. Roach then holstered his pistol, grabbed a taser and tried to tase Dumas through the three inch gap in the window. He was unable to tase Dumas and Dumas kept fighting with Cory. Cory got his arm free from the window and started trying to break the window with his flash light. Dumas yelled at Bintliff to drive away and Bintliff drove west on East Burdick Expressway, nearly striking Cory.
Another officer then began pursuing the vehicle. At some point, Dumas apparently switched seats with Bintliff and drove the vehicle. The vehicle was located near two northwest Minot apartments. Dumas had gotten out of the vehicle and fled into one of the apartments. The residents of the apartment had been asleep when a strange man and woman ran into their apartment. The residents fled out the back door of their apartment and the female resident of the apartment called police to report that Dumas was in the apartment. Officers set up a barricade and ordered Dumas to come out. Dumas came out and was arrested about five minutes later.
Police later searched the vehicle Bintliff and Dumas had been in and found a spoon with suspected heroin residue. A brown bag included two ounces of methamphetamine wrapped in tinfoil, four grams of heroin, wrapped in tinfoil, one gram of cocaine wrapped in tinfoil, 33 blue pills inside a plastic baggie, a tan digital scale with suspected drug residue, and a brown smoking device.
Police did not immediately locate Bintliff. No charges have been filed against Bintliff.