Police searching for suspect in Williston domestic violence incident


UPDATE – 9/29 – 4:21 P.M.

WILLISTON, ND (KXNET) — The suspect in the domestic violence incident in Williston is currently at large after fleeing police via car and foot earlier today.

According to the Williston Police Department, the suspect has been identified as Leonard Barton Higdon Jr, who fled the scene today in Williston involving two female victims.

A vehicle pursuit with Hingdon ensued, and his vehicle was recovered in the 5900 block of Highway 85 north of Williston, which he abandoned to flee on foot.

Police have not been able to locate Higdon at this time.

Higdon is believed to be armed and dangerous and police are asking for the public’s assistance with any information on a possible location of Higdon.

If you see Higdon, do not approach him. Please contact law enforcement immediately.

ORIGINAL STORY – 9/29 – 9:10 A.M.

WILLISTON, ND (KXNET) — The Williston Police Department has a heavy police presence at the 2400 block of 37th Place in Williston regarding a domestic violence incident.

According to Williston Police, early Thursday morning around 3:40 a.m. police responded to a report of domestic violence and as of now do not have the suspect in custody.

The Williston Police Department and Williams County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating the situation.

This is a developing story and KX News will provide updates as new information comes in.

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