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Martin man pleads guilty to attempted murder

A Martin man has entered guilty pleas to a felony burglary and attempted murder at a hearing in North Central District Court on Wednesday after entering into an agreement with Ward County prosecutors.

Scott Andrew Flood, 24, entered his change of plea to before Judge Douglas Mattson to burglary-threatens serious injury or inflicts injury, a Class B felony, and Class A felony attempted murder. Two Class C felony counts of domestic violence-serious bodily injury and interference with a telephone during emergency call, were dismissed in accordance with the plea agreement.

The charges against Flood stemmed from an incident in November 2023.

According to court documents, Flood entered the victim’s home through a back door and strangled her to the point of unconsciousness. The victim identified Flood as her attacker to investigators. Ward County State’s Attorney Roza Larson noted at Wednesday’s hearing that the victim was 10 weeks pregnant at the time.

The attempted murder charge was added in December by prosecutors after a review of the case, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines. A sentencing date has not yet been set based on court records, pending the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.

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