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MINOT — Prosecutors have dismissed attempted murder and robbery charges against a Minot man accused of robbing a store and burglarizing an apartment, where he allegedly pistol-whipped a woman and shot and paralyzed a man.

Authorities charged Javontez Barnes in January but later concluded they erred in their theory about which of two suspects was responsible for the gun crimes.

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Barnes pleaded guilty Thursday to burglary and reckless endangerment and was sentenced to serve five years in prison. He's agreed to testify against the man prosecutors now believe was responsible for the attack.

That man is serving a six-year sentence for robbing a grocery store the same day as the attack. It did not appear Friday that he had yet been formally charged in the gun incidents.

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