Oriska Man Faces Felony Terrorizing and Criminal Trespass Charges

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) 30 year old Andrew Gubrud of Oriska has been charged with Terrorizing and Criminal Trespass following an incident involving a firearm at a cabin near Lake Ashtabula.

According to Barnes County State’s Attorney Carl Martineck, on May 30, 2017, the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office responded to Meyer’s Landing after receiving a report of a man brandishing a firearm outside of a cabin. Gubrud was found at the scene with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was air lifted to a Fargo hospital.

Earlier, witnesses reported that Gubrud arrived at the cabin at approximately 8:00pm and began yelling and banging aggressively on the front door. Three adult females and one juvenile female were inside the cabin at the time of the incident. Gubrud then broke through the locked door of the cabin and a locked bedroom door where the four females were hiding.

Martineck said, witnesses also reported that Gubrud exited the cabin a short time later, retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and then returned to the cabin. Three females attempted to escape from the cabin by exiting a basement door and running to a nearby vehicle. One female was pulled from a moving vehicle by Gubrud; however, all three were able to drive away from the scene.

No other injuries were reported. A warrant has been issued for Gubrud’s arrest. He faces Class C Felony charges which carry a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.