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Man Sought in Iron Range Sexual Assault

Posted at: 03/06/2013 2:52 PM
Updated at: 03/06/2013 2:57 PM

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a man who faces thirteen felony charges after an alleged sexual assault on the Iron Range.

The sexual assault allegedly happened at a residence in Cherry Township on Saturday.  An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for John Everette Pierce, 45.  The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says Pierce is from Cambridge, Minn. and is known to frequent the Hibbing area.

Pierce faces charges including first-degree criminal sexual conduct, second-degree assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, violation of a restraining order while possessing a dangerous weapon, domestic assault, terroristic threats, and burglary.

Pierce is 6'2" tall, weighs 230 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last known to be driving a blue 1988 Chevrolet pickup with Minnesota license plate 410 EDT.

Authorities ask anyone with information on Pierce's whereabouts to call 911 or the St. Louis County Sheriff's dispatch center at 218-749-6010.