Five members of the Minot State Univeristy football team—a D-II team—have been suspended following arrests on drug charges Friday night. One of the players faces charges of attempted murder after allegedly knocking one police officer unconscious.
Jesse Ili is being charged with attempted murder, among other charges, because he fled the scene of an arrest after officers responded to a report of suspected drug activity. Ili fled on foot and allegedly assaulted two pursuing officers in an altercation so severe, he knocked one officer unconscious. Police are also looking for a sixth, unnamed suspect in connection with the incident.