WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) _ A judge has ordered a Williston man serve to five years in prison for hindering authorities investigating the fatal shooting of an area hobby rancher.
District Judge Paul Jacobson sentenced 31-year-old Issac Steen on Monday but gave him 300 days credit for time served. Prosecutors say Steen failed to notify police after Jack Sjol's body was left in a family dump near his home for three weeks after the rancher was killed.
Ryan Stensaker is accused of killing Sjol and is scheduled for trial in July on a murder conspiracy charge.
Three other people also face charges in the killing.