Valley Family Strikes Plea Deal in Standoff Case - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

Valley Family Strikes Plea Deal in Standoff Case

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A northeastern North Dakota farmer involved in a summer-long standoff with law enforcement two years ago has struck a plea deal with prosecutors that could keep he and his family out of prison. 

Rodney Brossart and 4 of his children were arrested back in 2011. 

He is accused of resisting arrest, damaging a law enforcement vehicle and threatening deputies.

Three of his sons are accused of pointing rifles at deputies and a daughter is accused of assaulting a deputy.

The standoff began as a case of missing cattle. Authorities used a drone in making some arrests.

Prosecutor Peter Welte says it's typical to try to resolve a case before taking it to trial. A judge must agree to the plea deal.

Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke wants the case to go trial.

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