Bradley Joseph Thrailkill, Minot, sentenced for criminal trespass,
simple assault on police officer
Bradley Thrailkill, 44, Minot, pleaded guilty Wednesday in district court in Minot to Class C felony charges of criminal trespass and kicking a police officer on June 11.
North Central District Court Judge Todd Cresap sentenced him to two years in prison, all suspended but 90 days, and gave him credit for 31 days already served and four days of good time. He was also ordered to serve three years of supervised probation, pay $1,100 in court costs, and have no contact with the victim. Restitution was reserved for 90 days. The state dismissed a Class C felony resisting arrest charge and a Class A misdemeanor charge of lying to police. Thrailkill had originally been charged with Class C felony burglary, but the charge was modified to Class C felony criminal trespass.
According to an affidavit filed with the court, officers had been called to a residence in the 3900 block of Main Street for a disturbance. Thrailkill was in the backyard, yelling, when Officer Jay Bloyer approached. Thrailkill reportedly approached Bloyer and shouted “Kill me” and “I have a gun!” with a hand in his pocket. Bloyer told Thrailkill to get on the ground and show his hands, but Thrailkill kept advancing. Bloyer pulled a Taser and told Thrailkill to stop; Thrailkill kept advancing. Bloyer aimed the Taser at Thrailkill’s lower stomach and leg, but it didn’t stop him. Bloyer aimed the Taser higher and Thrailkill fell to the ground. Bloyer and other officers subdued Thrailkill and handcuffed him.
Two women told police that a man had pushed his way into the apartment and a man there had struck the other man with a flashlight. At that point, the intruder ran off.
After he was arrested, Thrailkill kicked two officers in the legs when they were walking him to an ambulance, according to the affidavit.
Thrailkill also has charges pending in Burleigh County. Court records show that he has a warrant out for his arrest in Burleigh County on a Class C felony theft charge.
“Alcohol was the catalyst to this event and I do intend to seek treatment,” Thrailkill told Cresap in court on Wednesday.
“Good,” said Cresap in response.