Man sentenced in standoff caseA Kindred, N.D., man pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County District Court to charges stemming from a 12-hour standoff at his home that ended last Oct. 31.
By: By Dave Olson, Forum Communications Co., The Jamestown Sun
A Kindred, N.D., man pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County District Court to charges stemming from a 12-hour standoff at his home that ended last Oct. 31.
Robert Lee Bodin Jr., who was 39 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to one count of assault/
domestic violence and one count of preventing arrest.
As part of a sentence recommended jointly by the defense and prosecutors, he was given credit for 23 days already served, with the balance of a one-year sentence stayed for three years.
Bodin must also undergo a psychiatric evaluation and follow recommendations.
Bodin was accused in court documents of injuring his wife’s hand while trying to take vehicle keys from her.
His attorney, Patrick O’Day, told the court Bodin suffered a serious injury in a snowmobile accident about 10 years ago and has not been the same since.
O’Day said the incident in October arose out of a medication issue.
Bodin was arrested Oct. 31 after members of Red River Valley SWAT forced him out of his garage using tear gas.
During the incident, authorities evacuated neighboring homes and closed off the street and alley behind Bodin’s house.
Dave Olson is a reporter at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.