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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Thompson pleads guilty for ordering 3 men to rob store

  • The three men had a .22 caliber rifle during the robbery.
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  • A Fargo man has admitted to ordering three men in a drug trafficking ring to rob a convenience store.
    Fred Thompson pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a pair of charges, including aiding and abetting a robbery in furtherance of drug trafficking.
    Authorities say the 55-year-old Thompson told Steve Gibson, Mason Peet and Roger Butcher to rob a south Fargo Stop-N-Go store on Oct. 26. The three men had a .22 caliber rifle during the robbery.
    Sentencing for Thompson is scheduled for Jan. 8. He faces up to life in prison.

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