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Man ordered to serve 6 months for damage

BISMARCK - A man has been ordered to serve six months in prison for causing nearly $12,000 in damages to an apartment he was renting. Joseph Emil Hoffman, 23, of Bismarck, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison, with 18 months suspended, on ...

BISMARCK - A man has been ordered to serve six months in prison for causing nearly $12,000 in damages to an apartment he was renting.

Joseph Emil Hoffman, 23, of Bismarck, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison, with 18 months suspended, on charges of criminal mischief and endangering by fire or explosion. South Central District Judge Bruce Haskell also ordered Hoffman to repay the amount of damage.

Police said holes were punched in doors and drywall at the apartment. They said walls were burned by igniting a spray can, windows were broken, garbage was strewn throughout and the refrigerator had been stabbed.

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