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A Bismarck veteran accused of pointing a gun at a garage door company employee who turned down the wrong driveway has accepted a pretrial diversion agreement.

Raymond Geffre, 70, was charged with felony terrorizing in relation to the July 3 incident. Last week, the charge was reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct and Geffre signed a pretrial diversion agreement, meaning, if he does not get into trouble for a year, the case will be dismissed.

Edward Weber, an employee of Midwest Doors, told deputies with the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department that Geffre pointed a gun at him after he mistakenly turned down Geffre's driveway.

Tom Dickson, Geffre's attorney, said previously Geffre, a disabled Vietnam veteran, should not be charged because Geffre was defending his property and exercising his right to bear arms.

Dickson said the case was resolved "amicably."

"This was an unfortunate misunderstanding. It was resolved in a manner which was respectful to everyone involved and in consideration of the important rights involved," Dickson wrote in an email.

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