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