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Forum staff reports, Published February 25 2013

West Fargo man gets 2 years in home invasion

FARGO – A West Fargo man was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to a November home invasion and burglary in Chaffee in which a grandmother was pistol-whipped while two small children hid upstairs.

Michael Anthony Mario, 34, pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County District Court to counts of criminal conspiracy and burglary, both Class B felonies. A third felony charge of terrorizing was dropped.

Mario received credit for 92 days served in jail and is sentenced to two years in prison plus five years of supervised probation.

Two others, Levi Brandon Melby, 21, and Zachery Scott Senger, 18, both of Fargo, have also pleaded guilty in the case.