SWAT Team Arrest In St. Peter 06 Sep 13

A St. James man wanted by authorities since July was arrested at gunpoint by a SWAT Team in St. Peter on Wednesday. 37-year-old Jason Scott Feller was accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman earlier this year, and a warrant had been issued for his arrest after he failed to appear in court for criminal sexual conduct and drug charges. The alleged crimes occurred this past March. Feller and the victim had reportedly been smoking methamphetamine at a home in New Ulm, and he then allegedly sexually assaulted her the next day in Mankato. St. Peter Police and Nicollet County deputies assisted the SWAT team in blocking traffic and surrounding a house on Front Street about a block away from the Nicollet County Courthouse at around 2pm Wednesday and Feller was taken into custody.