GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) _ A northeastern North Dakota farmer involved in a summer-long standoff with law enforcement in 2011 has struck a plea deal with prosecutors that could keep him and family members from serving prison time.
Fifty-six-year-old Rodney Brossart is accused of resisting arrest, damaging a law enforcement vehicle and threatening deputies. Three of his sons are accused of pointing rifles at deputies and a daughter is accused of assaulting a deputy.
The standoff began as a case of missing cattle. Authorities used a drone in making some arrests.
Prosecutor Peter Welte (WEHL'-tee) says it's typical to try to resolve a case before taking it to trial. A judge must agree to the plea deal.
Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke (JANG'-kee) wants the case to go trial.