Trial underway in Grand Forks home invasion case
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) _ Trial is underway in Grand Forks for three men accused of breaking into a couple's home, demanding drugs and money and stealing various items including jewelry and prescription medicine.
Twenty-nine-year-old Allen Ratliff, his 28-year-old brother Nathan, and 25-year-old Cody Boulduc are accused of beating homeowner Sherman Jones in April 2012. They are charged with burglary, assault, robbery, theft and felonious restraint.
Jones testified Wednesday that three men kicked in the door of his home, clubbed him and duct-taped his hands behind his back. He said he needed surgery after the beating and remains on painkillers.
Defense attorneys during their cross-examination of Jones focused on his inability to identify his attackers.