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Benjamin Perdue sentenced for misdemeanor domestic violence

Benjamin Darrell Perdue, 31, Minot, received a deferred imposition of sentence for two years of supervised probation on March 25 for exposing his 3-year-old son to drug paraphernalia in a dirty house last summer. He was sentenced to 30 days, all suspended but the two days he has already served in jail.

If he successfully completes probation, the Class C felony child neglect charge will be dismissed.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Perdue had been staying with the child at the residence but did not live there. He told police he knew there was drug paraphernalia in the residence and police then obtained a warrant and found assorted methamphetamine paraphernalia in one area and two used syringes in another.

Perdue was sentenced on March 25 to 360 days unsupervised probation for a Class B misdemeanor offense of striking the child’s mother at another time. Judge Doug Mattson also ordered Perdue to complete a class for domestic violence offenders and to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation and to pay $125 in court costs.

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