Jury convicts defendant for misdemeanor menacing

A Ward County jury has convicted a Minot man charged with three counts of felony terrorizing with a lesser included offense of Class A misdemeanor menacing.

Xander Callahan, 20, Minot, appeared for sentencing before North Central District Court Judge Douglas Mattson Friday after the jury returned their verdict. The jury submitted one question to the court during deliberations before deciding on forgoing the Class C felony charges in favor of the lesser included offense of menacing

Mattson sentenced Callahan to serve 41 days of a 360-day sentence, with credit for one day already served. Callahan will serve 30 days with the remaining 10 to be served in intervals. Callahan will be required to complete two years of supervised probation upon release and must have no contact with the three victims. Callahan was also assessed $325 in court fines and fees. A $1,500 fine was suspended and the firearm used in the incident will be forfeited to authorities.


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