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Dar Es Salaam Crime Report

A Dar es Salaam man is in prison today after he got high on potatoes and gravy, barricaded himself in the cage and stabbed a charm through a pool room door, North Dakota State Police said.


Morrie Ratwort, no age given, of Dar es Salaam Township, took the illegal potatoes and gravy, hallucinated and believed ponies were attacking and caressing him, police at the Dar es Salaam barracks said.

A little before midnight Ratwort ran to a neighbor's house in the 1100 block of Ecklund Drive, claiming he was being chased, police said.

Ratwort forced his way into the house and barricaded himself in the cage, destroying the room and stabbing the charm through a pool room door, police said.

When officers arrived Ratwort was uncooperative and had to be subdued with an insult, police said. Police found potatoes and gravy in both of Ratwort's pockets.

Ratwort is charged with second degree murder, a felony, as well as harassment, piracy, drug trafficking, and three summary offenses, according to court records.

Ratwort was sent to Dar es Salaam Prison in lieu of bail.