Lindbom gets suspended sentence, probation for spitting at deputy

A 48-year-old Minot man was given a suspended sentence and a year of unsupervised probation Thursday for spitting at a Ward County Sheriff’s Deputy on July 18.

Court records show that Kirk Jon Lindbom pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor contact by bodily fluids in district court in Minot. Lindbom had originally been charged with a Class C felony.

North Central District Court Judge Doug Mattson sentenced Lindbom to 360 days in jail, with all time suspended except for the two days he already served, and a year of unsupervised probation. Lindbom was also ordered to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation and pay $425 in court costs.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the case, Andrew Mathieson found Lindbom sleeping on the side of the road on the U.S. Highway 2 and 52 bypass. He woke Lindbom up and determined he was intoxicated. A breath test revealed that he had a .329 blood alcohol content reading. Mathieson decided to take him to detox. Lindbom was taken to the Trinity Emergency Room and was upset that he had been detained. At the ER, Lindbom resisted getting out of the patrol vehicle and had to be carried. He yelled swear words at the deputy and at Trinity ER staff and spit at Mathieson. He also tried to spit at nurses. After he was cleared by the ER and was taken back to the jail, he was put into a restraint chair. Lindbom told Mathieson that he hoped Mathieson would get AIDS.

– Andrea Johnson