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Man Arrested in South St. Cloud After Allegedly Assaulting Authorities

Erik Smieja (Stearns County Jail Photo)

ST. CLOUD – A man was arrested in St. Cloud after he allegedly assaulted authorities when he was found passed out on Sunday morning.

The incident happend at midnight in the 800 block of 7th Avenue South.

21-year-old Erik Smieja was found passed out inside a locked room at a home that was being investigated for a fire complaint.

Smieja was arrested for obstructing the legal process and also for 4th degree assault against a peace officer.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200 or the Tri-County Crimestoppers at 320-255-1301 or on their website.

Crime tips can also be texted to the Tri-County Crimestoppers. Enter 274637 (“Crimes”) into the destination box, start your text with TRITIP, enter a space, then type in the information.

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