Jury Rules on TRF Man Accused of Pointing a Gun at Police 21 Sep 17

Not guilty.

That was the verdict yesterday from a Pennington County Jury, finding Steven Besserud, 56, innocent of Assault Charges, accused of pointing a military style weapon at a Thief River Falls Police Officer.

The decision came on the second day of the trial, with jury selection Monday, jurors deliberating about an hour and a half before acquitting Besserud of all charges.

Besserud was charged with Assault in the Second Degree by the Pennington County Attorney’s Office last April, accused of pointing the weapon at Police Officer Mark Bruggeman during a health and wellness check at a home on Markley Avenue.