- Associated Press - Friday, August 4, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a terrorizing charge against a Watford City woman accused of threatening the family of now-Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Northwest District Judge Daniel El-Dweek on Thursday said there wasn’t enough probable cause to support the felony charge against 79-year-old Alice Olson. His decision came after a hearing that included police testimony.

Olson was accused of making threatening statements last October to the family of Sanford, who at the time was mayor of Watford City.

Defense attorney Markus Powell said the incident was “a misunderstanding between neighbors.”

Sanford declined to comment through a spokesman for the governor’s office.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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