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Man allegedly pointed gun at woman on Walsh County highway

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Lynn Kouba
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An Adams, N.D., man is facing charges after he allegedly pointed a gun toward a woman while driving on the highway on Friday, Aug. 9.

Lynn Daniel Kouba, 58, is facing felony charges of terrorizing and reckless endangerment and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.

A woman called to report a semitrailer driving erratically on Highway 17 and noticed the driver tossing empty beer cans from the vehicle, according to an affidavit for his arrest. She stayed at the Highway 17 and County Road 11A intersection to record the semitrailer’s license plate number, but when Kouba stopped beside her vehicle he allegedly pointed a silver handgun toward her and the woman later heard a shot from the gun, the court document said.

Officers saw a semitrailer matching the woman’s description parked outside Kouba’s home and said he raised his middle finger at Walsh County deputies and later walked around holding a long gun on his shoulder. The Northeast Special Response Team was called to the scene and Kouba surrendered peacefully, the affidavit said.

Through a search warrant, officers said they found a silver Ruger .44 Magnum that matched the woman’s description. Several other firearms, drug paraphernalia and 3.3 ounces of marijuana also were found, the affidavit said.

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Each of the felonies Kouba is facing holds a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

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Tess covers crime and courts for the Grand Forks Herald. She previously worked for the Associated Press, Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World-Herald and The Voice News. Reach her at (701) 780-1267, twilliams@gfherald.com or on Twitter @ByTessWilliams.
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