- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A jury has convicted a Bismarck man accused of using a gun to threaten his girlfriend and an older couple.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/2kfpLPX ) reports 32-year-old James Vann was found guilty Friday on four counts of felony terrorizing.

The couple told investigators that Vann threatened them with a gun outside of a U.S. Foods in May 2016 after his girlfriend ran to them saying a man was trying to kill her. Vann allegedly fled the scene after he couldn’t enter the store. He was later arrested in Wahpeton.

Vann testified that he never would have followed through on the threats. His defense attorney said in opening statements that Van was experiencing “momentary anger.”

Vann faces a minimum of two years in prison. The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation.

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

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