Local Briefs

Holiday Park shooting suspect arrested

Brian Keith Muzzy, 31, turned himself in to authorities at 16th Street Northwest and Fourth Avenue Northwest at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Muzzy was a suspect in the shooting of a man in the “B” row of the Holiday Park Trailer Court Sunday evening.

Muzzy was arrested without incident but the gun used in the shooting has yet to be recovered, according to Capt. Bob Barnard of the Ward County Sheriff’s Department.

Prior to Muzzy’s arrest, the Sheriff’s office had issued a press release giving Muzzy’s description, and then issued a no-bond arrest warrant on him for attempted murder.

Not much is known about Muzzy other than that he has resided in the Minot area for about a year and has been working construction in the area. Prior to moving to North Dakota, Muzzy was known to work construction in Colorado but it is unknown if he is originally from there.

Initial investigations have revealed that the victim, who is being held at Trinity Hospital in an unknown condition, was shot during an argument at the home where he resided with Muzzy and other roommates, Barnard said.

Muzzy is being held in the Ward County Jail, without bond, pending an initial appearance in district court at the Ward County Courthouse.

– Flint McColgan

Woman involved in hit and run skips town

Minot Central Dispatch received a call reporting that a vehicle involved in a head-on collission near the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Third Street Northeast was fleeing the scene late Monday morning, Minot Police said.

Dispatches and radio calls continued for the next 45 minutes or so as police would receive new information on the whereabouts of the vehicle. Police followed a trail of anti-freeze and vehicular debris beginning at the intersection of Third Street and Sixth Avenue Northeast before the trail went cold at 27th Street Southeast where the street enters Burdick Expressway.

The fleeing vehicle, allegedly driven by a woman, is described as a “white car with extensive damage with airbag deployment” in unofficial police reports.

No further information was available by mid-afternoon Monday regarding the incident.

– Flint McColgan

Two men injured in tank battery explosion

WILLISTON Two men were injured in an explosion at an oil well site in Grenora, about 40 miles northwest of Williston at about 12:30 p.m. Friday.

One man suffered burns to about 60 percent of his body and was immediately sent from Mercy Medical Center in Williston to a burn unit at a hospital in Minnesota. The other man suffered injury to his upper femur, where the bone meets the hip, and is scheduled for surgery today, according to a spokesperson for Mercy Medical Center.

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office was closed on Monday for the holiday so no further information regarding the explosion was available.

– Flint McColgan