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Nathaniel Ryan, Stanley, convicted of two counts of reckless endangerment, acquitted on two other charges

Nathaniel Michael Ryan, 22, Stanley, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of Class C felony reckless endangerment and was acquitted of one count of Class C felony reckless endangerment and one count of Class C felony aggravated assault at trial May 6 in Stanley, said his defense attorney, Ryan Sandberg.

Sentencing has been scheduled for Aug. 2 in Stanley, according to Mountrail County State’s Attorney Wade Enget.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Ryan had been accused of firing a gun inside an apartment in Stanley on Aug. 16, 2020, and of injuring another man. The 29-year-old alleged victim was shot twice and transported to Trinity Hospital in Minot for treatment. Two other men narrowly missed being hit. A 25-year-old man had retreated into a bathroom when the first shots were fired. A neighbor in an adjoining apartment narrowly missed being hit when he was lying in bed in his apartment when a bullet came through the east wall and lodged in the south wall of the bedroom.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Ryan claimed he grabbed his gun and started shooting because he had been jumped by two men and feared for his life.

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