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Mandan police arrest man in homicide investigation

Mandan police arrest man in homicide investigation

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Mandan police arrested a man Monday in connection with a homicide reported earlier in the day at a local mobile home park, said Deputy Chief Lori Flaten.

The department received a report at 3:33 a.m. Monday of a man lying on the sidewalk in Countryside Park in southeast Mandan. Officers and ambulance personnel found a 53-year-old Mandan man who was dead near his residence. His name will be released pending notification of his relatives, Flaten said.

His body had "multiple wounds consistent with being caused by a knife or similar sharp object," and was taken to the Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy, a news release said.

Flaten said early Monday the death was being investigated as “a possible homicide.” In the afternoon, police announced the public was not believed to be in any danger and law enforcement had detained a "person of interest" for questioning.

A news release early Monday evening said Mandan police arrested a 47-year-old man in connection with the homicide and he was being held in the Burleigh Morton Detention Center. There are no other suspects, Flaten said.

"We don't think there's anyone else involved in this," she said.

Flaten declined to name the man arrested until formal charges are filed.

The website for the Burleigh Morton Detention Center shows Mandan police arrested Arthur Lovett Funk, 47, on a murder charge and he was booked into the jail at 5:18 p.m. Monday.

Reach Bilal Suleiman at 701-250-8261 or Bilal.Suleiman@bismarcktribune.com

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