Jerry Rounsiville given suspended sentence, supervised probation for burglary

Jerry Lee Rounsiville, 47, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday to 360 days in jail, all suspended, but the one day he has already served in the Ward County Jail, and 18 months of supervised probation for Class C felony burglary.

Judge Gary Lee also ordered Rounsiville to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation and to have no contact with the victim. He must also pay $525 in court costs.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Rounsiville forced his way into a south Minot residence on July 18, punched another man in the face two dozen times and swore at him.

Rounsiville and the other man had a long running dispute, according to statements made by his defense attorney in court on Wednesday.

The other man refused medical treatment. The victim told police that Rounsiville used a lot of cocaine. Rounsiville was also “distraught” at the time of the incident.

The Class C felony will be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor if Rounsiville successfully completes probation.


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