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Bismarck man accused in standoff gets life sentence

March 13, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man accused of firing a shotgun at a law enforcement officer in 2015 has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

The Bismarck Tribune reports 38-year-old Branden Lyon was sentenced Monday in South Central District Court.

A jury in October convicted Lyon of attempted murder, terrorizing and illegally possessing a weapon related to a 15-hour standoff with police.

Judge Bruce Haskell cited Lyon’s lengthy and violent criminal history in handing down the life sentence.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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