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Man sentenced for breaking into ND home, threatening boy

Gary Red Eagle III

WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 22-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 5, to four years in prison for breaking into a Williston home in June and stabbing the couch where a young boy was sleeping.

Gary Red Eagle III pleaded guilty in Northwest District Court Wednesday to burglary and attempted aggravated assault, both class B felonies, and terrorizing, a class C felony. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with six years suspended, as part of a plea agreement.

An 11-year-old boy told police he was sleeping on the couch in a home in the 1800 block of Sixth Avenue West when Red Eagle broke in and tried to stab him in the head, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court.

The boy also told police Red Eagle threatened to kill him.