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ND teenager sentenced to probation for stealing revolver from Scheels, bail jumping

MINOT, N.D. -- An 18-year-old Minot teen was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised probation Wednesday for shoplifting a handgun from Scheels in April, burglarizing a woman’s clothing store and for bail jumping.

Court records show that Bryden Robert Charles Sommerfelt pleaded guilty to Class C felony theft of property, Class C felony burglary  and to Class C felony bail jumping on Wednesday in district court in Minot.

Judge Stacy Louser sentenced him to a year in jail, with all time suspended except the 22 days he already served, and two years supervised probation on the convictions.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Scheels called police on April 11  to report that Sommerfelt had been seen removing an 1850 black powder Traditions Inc. revolver, valued at $299, from its packaging and concealing it on his person with help from another teen. The two teens then tried to exit the store with the revolver without paying for it.

In the burglary case, the back door on the Dakota Chappy women’s clothing stores was pried open on July 4. Sommerfelt broke in, rummaged through stores and containers and left with $300 in cash and a bag of potato chips.