Mandan News

Man arrested for outstanding warrant, concealed weapons

On March 19, James Siegrist, age 32, was placed under arrest along Memorial Highway for an outstanding arrest warrant, being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon and for carrying a concealed weapon.

Mandan Police Detective Sergeant Jay Gruebele said at around 1 a.m. March 19, a Mandan police officer checked on a suspicious vehicle that was parked on the 2700 block of Memorial Highway in front of a closed business. The vehicle was occupied by Siegrist. An inquiry was done on him, which revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Siegrist was placed under arrest and a search was conducted before he was transported to the Morton County Jail. The police discovered a 9 mm and .45 caliber handgun on Siegrist. Gruebele said since Siegrist had felony convictions, he was also arrested for being in possession of a dangerous weapon and concealing a dangerous weapon.

A search of Siegrist’s vehicle was done, in which police found a briefcase containing a .45 caliber handgun and a large amount of currency. In all, three handguns, the currency, various handgun magazines, a rifle magazine and ammunition were seized by the Mandan police.