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Red River Valley Fair worker charged with felony terrorizing

David Quintin Griffin

FARGO – A Red River Valley Fair worker was charged with a felony after allegedly threatening his roommates with a gun because they wouldn’t stop making noise while he was trying to sleep.

According to charges filed Monday in Cass County District Court, deputies were dispatched Sunday at about 12:54 a.m. to a report of a male threatening people with a gun in the campground area at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.

A fair worker, David Quintin Griffin, 44, of Maryville, La., was upset because the two other fair workers with whom he shared a camper were making noise while he was trying to get some sleep.

Court documents say Griffin told his roommates to shut up, and that, “I have a gun and it’s loaded. Bullets don’t have a name on them. I don’t care who they hit.”

Griffin also referred to one of his fellow workers with a gender-based slur, and made a comment about her speaking to their employer about him. 

Sheriff’s deputies formed a perimeter outside the camper. After several hours, they removed Griffin.

Griffin was charged with one count of terrorizing, a Class C felony.

His next court appearance is set for Aug. 20.