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Patterson trial date set for fatal brawl outside Fargo’s HoDo

Darren Patterson

FARGO – The trial date has been set for a man accused of manslaughter and assault in a fatal brawl last year outside the HoDo, Cass County District Court documents show.

The trial for Darren Scott Patterson is set to begin at 9 a.m. June 19 at the Cass County Courthouse, a notice of hearing filed earlier this month said.

Patterson faces felony manslaughter, felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor simple assault charges in connection with a May 27, 2017, fight outside the HoDo Restaurant and Lounge, 101 Broadway N.

According to court documents, Patterson is accused of getting into an altercation with three men, including James “Jamie” Grant. Grant died after he was allegedly punched by Patterson, fell and hit the back of his head on the ground.

Patterson also allegedly knocked Christopher Sang unconscious, and allegedly struck Jamie Grant’s brother, Jeffrey Grant, in the mouth.