Plea change, sentencing in Minot assault, shooting

MINOT, N.D. – A judge ordered a 29-year-old man to serve 15 years for a series of crimes in Minot that left one man partially paralyzed, according to online records with the clerk of court's office.

Randolph Garbutt pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault Friday in district court in Minot, according to court records.

Investigators say in January of 2017, Garbutt struck a woman with a gun, and later fired shots into a residence. One of the bullets struck a man’s spine, leaving him permanently paralyzed.

Garbutt will also be labeled as a dangerous special offender/habitual offender, and must avoid contact with the victim, according to online records.

The state agreed to dismiss a burglary charge.

The sentence will run consecutive with a current six-year sentence Garbutt is already serving.