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Man charged with sexual misconduct, obstructing peace officer

Kenneth Lee Jackson, 30, of 36095 Lynx Lane, White Earth has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and obstructing a peace officer with violence, a gross misdemeanor.

On April 9 he allegedly walked to the Circle of Life School in White Earth as students were leaving the gym. He talked to a girl and then allegedly reached around and grabbed her breast. She knew who he was in the community but had no relationship to him.

Two boys and a teacher saw the incident and told him to leave. He threatened them but left abruptly when police were called. He ran off and officers found him hiding in a neighboring yard, according to court records.

He was extremely irate and belligerent when officers arrived, and he professed being a member of the Native Mob and made other gang-related comments, according to the complaint.

In the squad car, he continued to bang his head on the window and kick at the windows, while yelling obscenities at the officers and making threats towards their families.

At jail, his combative behavior continued, swearing and threatening to spit on officers and jailers. He was placed in a restraint chair, where he continued to swear and shout. He smelled of alcohol, but refused to take a breath test.

He appeared in court Friday before District Judge Peter Irvine, who set bail at $75,000, with standard conditions, and set his next court appearance for April 28.

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