Mandan Man Shot By Police Changes Plea To Guilty
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan man shot by a Bismarck police officer earlier this year has changed his pleas.
The Bismarck Tribune reports 19-year-old Miguel Stubing entered guilty pleas Tuesday to theft of property, fleeing police, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.
Stubing was shot by Sgt. Jordan West on Jan. 23 after allegedly ignoring verbal commands and driving toward West, who was responding to reports of a vehicle stolen out of Mandan.
Court documents show West fired five times at the vehicle to protect himself. The vehicle fled the scene and was later stopped by officers in Emmons County.
Stubing told South Central District Judge Bruce Haskell that he panicked during the incident and was "not in the right state of mind" because of methamphetamine use.
A sentencing hearing hasn't been scheduled.