Manslaughter charge for 24-year-old Williston man

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UPDATE: 3:30 pm

A 24-year-old man is charged with manslaughter after Police say he got in a fight that killed another man.

Williston Police say they were called to a home in the 500 block of Reclamation Drive in Williston on Sunday night around 11:30 pm.

When they arrived 40-year-old Benjamin Maxson was found dead.
Police arrested 24-year-old Cody Hartman in the death.

According to court documents, Hartman told Police the two men got into a fight.
Hartman told Police he struck Maxson in the face and head one or more times before he left the room and went to bed.
In an interview with Police, Hartman said he knew Maxson had not gotten up after the last hit.

Hartman is in custody, he faces 10 years in jail if convicted of the B felony manslaughter charge.

ORIGINAL:

Williston Police are investigating a homicide that took place Sunday night.
The department says they responded to the 500 block of Reclamation Drive for the report of a deceased male about 11:30 last night.
When Police arrived they found 40-year-old Benjamin Maxson dead.
Police have arrested 24-year-old Cody Hartman, however, formal charges have not been filed in Williams County.
More details are expected in the case this afternoon.

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