Williston man accused of stealing explosives headed to trial in October

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WILLISTON, N.D. - A Williston man accused of stealing more than 200 explosives from oil patch companies will stand trial in October.

Tyler Porter will be in federal court in Bismarck beginning October 4.

Court documents say Porter stole explosives, guns and more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition and stored them in his Williston home.

He faced four counts of theft and possession of explosives, and a grand jury added a fifth count.

If convicted, Porter could spend 50 years in prison.