2 men arrested in connection with a hired "hit" on former employee

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WILLISTON, N.D. - Two men have been arrested in connection with a hired "hit" on a former employee of a Williston oilfield company.

Williston Police say 52-year-old Michael McCreary was paid $2,000 by 49-year-old Earl Brewer to attack a former coworker on March 28.

Officers say McCreary tried to get into the victim's home. When he couldn’t, he removed the lug nuts from one of the victim's truck tires and waited down the street.

When the victim approached him, he gave a fake name and attacked the victim with a crescent wrench.

Police say McCreary chased the victim with a large knife and shouted, "that's what you get for trying to snitch on work!"

The victim ran to a neighbor’s house for help.

Officers say both McCreary and Brewer are associated with the Sons of Silence motorcycle club.

McCreary faces aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault charges and is in jail on a $15,000 bond, while Brewer is charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. His bond has not yet been set.