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Posted on: April 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 4:30 p.m. April 2, 2020-Man faces felony charges after WF PD rescue him from garage fire


At 3:39 p.m. March 25, 2020, the West Fargo Police Department and West Fargo Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 108th C St. in West Fargo. Upon arrival, officers with the West Fargo Police Department located Marty Melvin Johann, 44, inside the burning garage. Johann threatened to shoot the officers if they came into the garage. Officers with the West Fargo Police Department feared Johann wouldn’t survive the fire and made entry to save him. Johann was transported to a hospital for his injuries.  

Johann did not reside at the residence and it appears the fire was intentionally set.  

The Cass County States Attorney filed charges against Marty Melvin Johann April 1, 2020. Those charges are a Class B felony of endangering by fire or explosion and a Class C felony of burglary.  

There currently is a warrant out for Marty Melvin Johann’s arrest. 

No more information and no further comment will be released at this time.  

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