FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A Fargo man has admitted to ordering three
men in a drug trafficking ring to rob a convenience store.
Fred Thompson pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a pair
of charges, including aiding and abetting a robbery in furtherance
of drug trafficking.
Authorities say the 55-year-old Thompson told Steve Gibson,
Mason Peet and Roger Butcher to rob a south Fargo Stop-N-Go store
on Oct. 26. The three men had a .22 caliber rifle during the
Sentencing for Thompson is scheduled for Jan. 8. He faces up to
life in prison.