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Man from Bismarck with 108 Misdemeanors arrested for terrorizing with a hatchet



Bismarck, North Dakota – After threatening the clerk at the North Bismarck Simonson with a hatchet on December 23 at approximately 2:17 in the morning, a 36-year-old man from Bismarck was taken into custody and charged with terrorizing and criminal trespassing.

According to an affidavit, the man, Brently Iron Road, was involved in a verbal confrontation near the front door of the Simonson before leaving the store and then returning with a hatchet, which he brought with him to the front register and shook toward the clerk several times before leaving the store. He then left the store with the hatchet.

Iron Road claimed to the responding officers that he had never possessed a hatchet and that he had never been involved in a verbal altercation with the store clerk.

During the course of their investigation, the police discovered a hatchet hidden in a snowbank directly across the street from the store. They also observed security footage that showed the entire incident and discovered that Iron Road had an active trespass notice from the store against them.

After that, police took Iron Road into custody on suspicion of Terrorizing (a Class-C Felony) as well as Criminal Trespass (Class-A Misdemeanor).

Iron Road has been charged with a total of 108 misdemeanors and seven felonies, as stated on the website of the North Dakota Courts, dating back to the year 2004.