Fargo man sentenced for terrorizing another ex-girlfriend
FARGO - A 30-year-old Fargo man convicted in 2008 of terrorizing an ex-girlfriend will serve 1 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to the same charge today for an incident involving a different ex-girlfriend.
FARGO - A 30-year-old Fargo man convicted in 2008 of terrorizing an ex-girlfriend will serve 1½ years in prison after pleading guilty to the same charge today for an incident involving a different ex-girlfriend.
Terry Bruce Higdem of Fargo pleaded guilty to a felony count of terrorizing in Cass County District Court, as well as two unrelated misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Higdem was accused of telling a woman he used to date that if she didn't come with him on Thanksgiving night last year, he would hurt her family.
He took her to a house in West Fargo, where she was held in a bathroom before breaking out the next day, court records alleged.
As part of a plea deal, the state dismissed a charge of felonious restraint and a separate terrorizing count.
Higdem told police he was high on methamphetamine at the time of the incident. His attorney said he was sober earlier in the year but suffered a relapse.
The previous terrorizing conviction was connected to a Feb. 24, 2008, incident in which the ex-girlfriend alerted authorities when she secretly dialed 911 on her cell phone. Higdem was sentenced to three years in prison in that case.
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