Inmate Who Attacked Hospital Staffer Found Not Guilty

The inmate was ordered to be committed to the North Dakota State Hospital for evaluation.

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–North Dakota State Hospital inmate who assaulted and attempted to murder a staff member in 2019 has been found not guilty. Thirty-two-year-old Jason Benefiel was accused of choking, striking and kicking an employee at the hospital where he was a patient. Southeast District Court, Judge Cherie Clark Wednesday found that Benefiel had, in fact, committed the crimes as charged,…

Bail Set For Jamestown Man Charged With Attempted Murder

The complaint says Jason Benefiel struck and chocked the victim until they were unconscious

JAMESTOWN, ND — A Jamestown man has made his initial appearance in court on charges of attempted murder and two counts of assault. Jason Benefiel’s bond was set at $200,000 and he has been ordered to have no contact with the victim. The complaint says Benefiel struck and chocked the victim until they were unconscious. The victim also suffered bone fractures…