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Joshua Kumferman, Minot, charged with interference with 911 call

Joshua James Kumferman, 31, is accused of violating an order prohibiting him from having contact with a woman and of interfering when she tried to make a 911 call on Sunday.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the woman told police that Kumferman was in her house sleeping when she came home. She slapped his back to wake him up to leave. She tried to call for help and Kumferman took her phone and threw it in the yard. He then fled from the house.

Kumferman is charged with Class C felony interference with an emergency call and Class A misdemeanor violation of an order prohibiting contact.

On May 6, Kumferman allegedly argued with his girlfriend while holding a knife in his hand and of cutting her across the palm when she took the knife away from him. He is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault committed with a dangerous weapon and Class C felony terrorizing with a dangerous weapon in that case.

On May 22, he allegedly strangled his girlfriend and interfered when she tried to make an emergency phone call. In that case he is charged with Class C felony domestic violence causing serious bodily injury, Class C felony interference with an emergency call, and Class A misdemeanor violation of a protection order.

He is prohibited from having contact with the woman under the terms of the bond orders.

Kumferman made an initial appearance in court on Monday before Judge Stacy Louser on the latest charges. Louser set bond at $10,000 cash or corporate surety. A preliminary hearing date is scheduled for Sept. 10.

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