Fargo stabbing suspect caught in Beltrami County

Photo by: Beltrami County Jail
Photo by: Beltrami County Jail

(Fargo, ND) -- After being on the loose for several days, an arrest has been made in a South Fargo stabbing.

The Fargo Police Department says that Monday afternoon, 23-year-old Jonathon Arthur Peterson, the suspect being sought related to the May 6th stabbing in south Fargo, was arrested without incident for aggravated assault in Beltrami County, Minnesota. The department’s investigation revealed the victim and Peterson knew each other and were together in the moments leading up to the incident. 

The victim, who has not been identified, suffered a deep cut to his abdomen and was taken to the hospital.

Fargo Police, in a statement released to WDAY Radio, said it has expressed its appreciation to authorities in Beltrami County for assisting with the investigation and to members of the public for the tips received.

Peterson is currently being held in the Beltrami County Jail, with extradition to Fargo expected in the coming days.