Trial rescheduled in Minot robbery and shooting case
Sep. 04, 2018
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Trial has been rescheduled for a Minot man accused of robbing a grocery store and burglarizing an apartment, where he allegedly pistol-whipped a woman and shot and paralyzed a man.
Javontez Barnes is charged with attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault and burglary in the January 2017 case. He also faces reckless endangerment charges for a separate incident that month in which he allegedly fired four shots into an occupied apartment building.
The Minot Daily News reports Barnes was to stand trial last month, but it was continued. A two-week trial is now set to begin Sept. 17. He would face up to 65 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
Co-defendant Randolph Garbutt pleaded guilty earlier to robbery and is serving a six-year sentence. He's agreed to testify against Barnes.
Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com