Defendant sentenced for burglary, trespass

Daniel Liriano

A Minot man has been sentenced to serve two years with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after entering a change of plea to guilty.

Daniel Liriano, 23, Minot, entered his change of plea in North Central District Court in April on a count of burglary-night, a Class B felony, and criminal trespass-dwelling, a Class C felony. According to court documents, Liriano was arrested on June 25, 2023, after Minot Police responded to a report of an individual entering an apartment without permission. The victim told investigators Liriano was a former household member but wasn’t allowed to be there. Liriano locked the door of the residence after police announced themselves, requiring police to use a battering ram to gain entry. Liriano was taken into custody, and told police he had hidden a gun inside the apartment. The firearm was recovered with two bullets, one of which was chambered.

District Judge Douglas Mattson sentenced Liriano to serve a consecutive sentence for the two charges: five years with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the burglary count, to first serve two years, and two years for the count of trespassing. Liriano was given credit for 25 days already served, must have no contact with the victim and must complete three years of supervised probation. Liriano was required to complete a chemical dependency evaluation and a domestic violence course.

Liriano also was assessed $475 in court fines and fees.


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