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Justin Hoiland, Minot, charged with breaking into residence, stabbing man

Justin Leroy Hoiland, 38, Minot, is accused of breaking into a northwest Minot home and stabbing a man in the arm with a knife on July 21. Hoiland was known the residents of the home and there had been ongoing conflict. He had also allegedly made death threats via text message against a woman there and had previously tried to break into the home.

According to court documents, the stabbing victim told police that he had been talking to the woman in a bedroom of the home when they heard a thud come from the living room. The man saw Hoiland running down the hallway to the bedroom. He dropped his cell phone and stepped toward the doorway of the bedroom to prepare to meet Hoiland as he charged. The man believed Hoiland was going to punch him, so he lifted his right arm to block it. Hoiland had a knife and stabbed him instead. The man fell to the ground. Hoiland took the man’s mountain bike from the hallway and left toward the front door.

Hoiland is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony burglary, Class C felony aggravated assault, Class C felony terrorizing, and Class A misdemeanor disobedience of a judicial order.

Hoiland was scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charges on Tuesday in district court in Minot.

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