FBI Agent Wounded in Drug Case - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

FBI Agent Wounded in Drug Case

Posted: Updated:

An FBI agent suffered a gunshot wound while investigating a drug case in McKenzie County on Monday night.

North Dakota US Attorney Tim Purdon says the special agent was wounded while part of an investigation of drug trafficking in and around the Fort Berthold Reservation called "Winter's End."

22 people were arrested in the spring as part of "Winter's End," and Purdon says several more were arrested on Monday.

He says the FBI agent who was wounded was executing a search warrant near Keene.

Purdon says the agent had only minor injuries and is back on the job.

He says during the execution of the search warrant in which the FBI agent was wounded Monday, a Keene man was arrested on several state charges.

42-year-old Randy Skarda appeared in Northwest District Court in Watford City today and had bond set at 100-thousand dollars for the five charges against him.

Those charges include two Class-B Felonies, two Class-C Felonies, and a Misdemeanor.

None of the charges allege that Skarda shot a federal officer.

Purdon says the investigation into the incident is continuing.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Legislative Leader Pushes Higher Ed Change

    Legislative Leader Pushes Higher Ed Change

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:10:49 GMT
    It's a big business and it needs a new direction. That's how North Dakota State House Majority Leader Al Carlson describes higher education in the state. Carlson was a guest of the Minot Area Chamber
    It's a big business and it needs a new direction. That's how North Dakota State House Majority Leader Al Carlson describes higher education in the state. Carlson was a guest of the Minot Area Chamber
  • Fatal Accident

    Fatal Accident

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:09:19 GMT
    An 84-year-old man from Stanley died in the crash of his mini-van with a semi truck last night. The Highway Patrol reports the man was driving south of Highway 8 on the north edge of Stanley when he slammed
    An 84-year-old man from Stanley died in the crash of his mini-van with a semi truck last night. The Highway Patrol reports the man was driving south of Highway 8 on the north edge of Stanley when he slammed
  • Powers Lake Raising Funds for Expansion

    Powers Lake Raising Funds for Expansion

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:06:13 GMT
    Back in October the people of Powers Lake passed a bond issue that would allow for high school expansion, and get elementary children out of portable classrooms. After receiving bids for the project the
    Back in October the people of Powers Lake passed a bond issue that would allow for high school expansion, and get elementary children out of portable classrooms. After receiving bids for the project the
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.