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Published April 09 2012

Teen sentenced to 2 years for pair of Fargo robberies

FARGO – A 19-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison Monday for his role in the armed robberies of a Fargo convenience store and liquor store last October.

Mason Fred Peet of Ponsford, Minn., admitted he fired a gun into the ceiling of Royal Liquors to scare customers and employees during the Oct. 27 robbery.

Peet also admitted in Cass County District Court that he pointed a gun at clerks at the liquor store and at the Stop-N-Go store at 602 23rd St. S. during that robbery on Oct. 26.

He was arrested Oct. 29 in Becker County, Minn.

Peet pleaded guilty to one felony count each of robbery and terrorizing. An additional count of each charge was dismissed.

Judge Douglas Herman sentenced Peet to serve the first two years of a four-year prison sentence. The remaining prison time will be suspended during three years of probation.

Peet received credit for 163 days served in jail.

Two other suspects were arrested in connection with the Stop-N-Go robbery.

Steven Daniel Gibson was charged with criminal conspiracy and is set for a change of plea on April 16.

Charles Edward Butcher faces the same charge and is slated to appear in court next on May 2.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Mike Nowatzki at (701) 241-5528