Stephen Brown, Minot, sentenced for interference with emergency phone call

Stephen Pinckney Brown II, 26, Minot, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of interference with a telephone during an emergency call.

Court records show that North Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar sentenced Brown to two years, all suspended but the 194 days he has already served in jail, and three years supervised probation. Brown was ordered to have no contact with the victim, to pay restitution of $1,307.39 and $1,100 in court costs.

The state dropped a Class C felony aggravated assault charge and a Class A misdemeanor charge of lying to police.

According to court documents, Brown, who was 22 at the time, had been accused of hitting a 17-year-old girl in the face on Jan. 17, 2014, and knocking her unconscious after he found a picture of another man on her cell phone. He then broke her cell phone. He had also been accused of giving police a fake name when they spoke to him. He had denied hitting the girl.

Brown was arrested in February near Berthold and was accused of intending to deal heroin. That Class B felony charge was dismissed in June.