Woman sentenced for stabbings outside downtown Fargo restaurant
Ashley Larson was ordered to spend the next 6 1/2 years behind bars for the incident that prompted an hourslong standoff.
FARGO — A woman has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison for stabbing two women in a downtown Fargo parking lot, an attack that prompted an hourslong standoff.
Ashley Ivy Larson, 31, of Fargo, was sentenced Monday, Jan. 31, in Cass County District Court to four years in prison for each of the two aggravated assault charges she pleaded guilty to in November. She will get 264 days credit for time served on each count, meaning she only has to serve 6 ½ years at most.
The charges stem from a May 13 attack on two women in the parking lot of the Mexican Village restaurant at 814 Main Ave. Larson asked Sandra Miles and Sabra Low for a ride before she rushed and stabbed Miles multiple times, according to court documents.
Low and Miles fled, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, Larson barricaded herself in their vehicle, according to court documents. SWAT was called to the scene with armored vehicles and rifles.
A nude Larson surrendered to police after four hours.
Larson also was accused of stabbing John Townsend at his 9 ½ Ninth St. S. apartment, which is just west of the Mexican Village. An aggravated assault charge connected to those allegations was dismissed since Townsend didn’t cooperate with investigators, prosecutors Ryan Younggren said.