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Published January 31, 2013, 09:47 AM

North Dakota landlord headed to prison for vehicle assault

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A West Fargo landlord who was convicted of running over a former tenant with a Hummer and lost his appeal to the state Supreme Court is headed to prison.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A West Fargo landlord who was convicted of running over a former tenant with a Hummer and lost his appeal to the state Supreme Court is headed to prison.

The Forum reports 75-year-old Alois Vetter on Wednesday asked the court not to take him into custody until Feb. 14 so he could finish some personal business. Judge Steven McCullough refused.

Prosecutors had sought to revoke Vetter's bail and take him into custody after Vetter told The Forum following the recent Supreme Court decision that he wasn't going to jail. His attorney said Vetter's comment was misunderstood and that Vetter wasn't threatening to leave the area.

McCullough said he wasn't satisfied with the explanation and ordered Vetter to begin serving a two-year sentence for aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.

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