- 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.

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


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