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Kramer requests court-appointed attorney

By Staff | May 9, 2014

David Duane Kramer, 45, of Rugby, requested a court-appointed attorney at an initial appearance in Northeast District Court in Rugby on Tuesday.

Kramer is charged with reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, stemming from his arrest April 21 following a brief standoff with police. Kramer allegedly fired a gun into the air in the backyard of a residence he owns in the 400 block of 2nd Street SW in Rugby.

The entire police department (four at the time) responded to a report of gunshots and received assistance from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation. According to a police report, Kramer fired the gun into the air in the direction of Sheriff Matt Lunde. Rugby Police Chief John Rose said the suspect was unaware of the location of officers.

Kramer posted bond, which was set at $10,000 cash or surety, and was released from Heart of America Correctional and Treatment Center with pretrial release conditions including no crimes, no firearms and no alcohol.

Kramer, who also has a residence in Red Wing, Minn., is due in court for a criminal hearing on May 19 and was granted a travel request to Minnesota from May 9 to May 14.

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