- Associated Press - Sunday, May 15, 2016

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a 33-year-old Minot man to three years supervised probation and a deferred sentence for firing a gun into a wall at his home while his wife was in the room on New Year’s Day.

The Minot Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/24IFOD8 ) that prosecutors dropped terrorizing and aggravated assault charges against Philip Stephen Maxwell. He pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment. Prosecutors say Maxwell was given a plea agreement because he suffered a head injury in a car accident.

According to court documents, Maxwell’s wife also had told authorities that her husband is a military veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after being deployed.

Ward County State’s Attorney Roza Larson agreed to take out language that would have required Maxwell to serve two years under state law.


Information from: Minot Daily News, https://www.minotdailynews.com

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