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Trenton Goar, Minot, sentenced for criminal trespass

Trenton Kelly Goar, 23, Minot, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison, with all time suspended but the 39 days he has already served, for hiding from police in a stranger’s basement stairwell on Aug. 4.

Goar pleaded guilty to Class C felony criminal trespass in district court in Minot.

Judge Gary Lee also placed Goar on two years of supervised probation, ordered him to stay away from the victim, and to pay $525 in court costs.

According to court documents, a police officer ordered Goar to stop but he ran from police through the yards of a northwest Minot neighborhood and jumped fences before he hid in the stairwell shortly before 1 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 4. Police had responded to a call that a man was walking through the yards in the neighborhood.

Goar told a judge at his initial appearance in August that he is homeless.

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