- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man says he will plead guilty for firing a shotgun at a residence during a drive-by shooting on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

Michael Mitzel is charged with four counts, including reckless endangerment, terrorizing and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Authorities say the vehicle was driven by Mitzel’s girlfriend, Morgan Williams, who pleaded guilty to her role in the crime. Mitzel allegedly try to cover up the shooting by hiding the gun and selling the vehicle.

The plea agreement says Mitzel knew the occupants of the house, but did not know if they were there at the time of the shooting.

The deal with the government calls for Mitzel to plead guilty to three counts. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.


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