- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - A northeastern North Dakota farmer convicted of terrorizing law officers two years ago has been sentenced to serve six months in jail.

KNOX radio reports that Rodney Brossart will spend 2 ½ years on probation following his jail term.

His three sons, Alex, Jacob and Thomas Brossart, also were charged with terrorizing but have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of menacing law officers and been sentenced to a year of probation.

The Brossarts were arrested after the summer-long standoff in 2011 that began as a case of missing cattle. Authorities say family members refused to allow deputies on their farmstead and didn’t show up for court hearings. The case drew widespread attention because police used a military-style unmanned drone to conduct surveillance on the Brossart farm near Lakota.

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Information from: KNOX-AM, https://knoxradio.com

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