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Minot man accused of trying to kill confidential informant

August 28, 2018

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A homeless Minot man is accused of trying to kill a confidential informant whose testimony got him convicted of delivering marijuana.

The Minot Daily News reports that 44-year-old Travis Yoney recently made his initial court appearance on several charges including attempted murder. Yoney requested a public defender and will enter pleas later.

Yoney is accused of firing a round from a .22-caliber rifle into the confidential informant’s residence last Thursday. He then allegedly forced his way into the home and fired a second round at the man but missed. The informant then tackled Yoney and subdued him until police arrived.

Yoney received a deferred imposition of sentence in the drug delivery case last year.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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