Sheriff Reaches Plea Agreement in Bar Confrontation
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - A county sheriff from North Dakota who was charged following a confrontation at a bar in Minnesota has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct as a result of an altercation at the Red Hen Taphouse in Dilworth May 14. Paeper pleaded not guilty. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton has agreed to defer the charge for one year if Paeper has no other offenses and pays $150 in court costs.
Court documents say Paeper was sitting with three women who asked him to leave. Paeper told police that a woman hit him in the face five times. Police say Paeper was uncooperative when a Dilworth officer arrived and criticized the officer for not "backing a brother in blue."