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Sheriff deputies make arrest in attempted burglary

An 18-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with an attempted burglary at a Ward County firearms store Thursday, according to the Ward County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies investigating the incident identified the suspect as Michael Roanhorse.

Late Thursday evening, deputies discovered a window to the firearms store was broken, a screen had been removed and an alarm was triggered; however there were bars preventing the suspect from completely entering the store. A suspect and suspect vehicle were visible in security camera video, but both were gone prior to law enforcement’s arrival. Staff at the store reported a similar vehicle was at the store earlier in the day and had a video of the person driving it. The person was wearing a tactical vest and military fatigues.

On Friday morning, deputies heard radio traffic indicating Roanhorse was involved in a traffic incident with the City of Minot Police Department in city limits. When deputies arrived, they observed Roanhorse was dressed in military fatigues and had been wearing a tactical vest. Deputies also determined Roanhorse’s boot print was similar to those discovered at the scene of the attempted burglary. Roanhorse was not in possession of any firearms but did have ammunition.

Roanhorse was arrested for attempted burglary, a Class C felony, and transported to the Ward County Detention Center, where he is being held on a $5,000 cash or corporate surety bond.

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