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Thomas Lee Fairbanks is lead into the Mahnomen County Courtroom Friday morning for his first court appearance in the shooting of Mahnomen County deputy Christopher Dewey Wednesday morning. Fairbanks had 22 charges brought against him, including attempted first degree and attempted second degree murder.

Mahnomen standoff suspects make first court appearance; 50 officers pack courtroom

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MAHNOMEN - Two men involved in a standoff that left one Mahnomen County sheriff's deputy critically wounded Wednesday made their first appearance in court here today.

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Thomas Lee Fairbanks, 32, was charged with 22 counts of first- and second-degree attempt murder charges for shooting the deputy, as well as various counts of assault for firing shots at other law enforcement agents during the standoff.

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