Grand Forks Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After SWAT Confrontation

Jeffrey Simpson Jr.
Jeffrey Simpson Jr.

GRAND FORKS, ND ( – In a dramatic turn of events, 30-year-old Jeffrey Simpson Jr. from Grand Forks finds himself at the center of a legal storm, charged with multiple serious offenses, including attempted murder.

Last Friday, as Grand Forks SWAT team members attempted to execute a probable cause arrest on Simpson for felonies related to restraint, aggravated assault, and terrorizing, the situation quickly escalated.

According to the criminal complaint, Simpson allegedly fired multiple shots at the SWAT operators from his Express van after being blocked in by unmarked vehicles. Despite attempts to flee on foot, Simpson was apprehended by authorities.

Facing a total of a dozen felony charges, including four counts of attempted murder, Simpson’s legal troubles have intensified significantly. The charges against him encompass a range of offenses, from burglary to domestic violence and terrorizing.

This incident highlights the dangers law enforcement officers face in the line of duty and underscores the gravity of the charges Simpson now confronts. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

Reporting live from TRF News, I’m Tom Berg.

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