$1 million bond for IR stab suspect


& The Associated Press

WILLISTON, N.D. – Bond has been set at $1 million for an Iron River man accused of stabbing to death his friend and roommate at an oil field crew camp in western North Dakota.

Thirty-one-year-old Ryan Neil Anderson of Iron River is charged with murdering 32-year-old Christopher King of Iron River after an alcohol-fueled dispute early Sunday.

Anderson is also charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to stab another man, identified as David Nardi, in the chest. Court documents did not list an address for Nardi.

Authorities say Anderson and King were longtime friends who moved from Michigan to work in North Dakota’s oil fields.

The Forum reports that Anderson appeared in court Tuesday without an attorney. Court documents do not list an attorney for him.

Anderson is due back in court on April 9.

The Williston Herald reports that court documents indicate King and others at the crew camp intervened in a fight between Anderson and his girlfriend early Sunday, and Anderson allegedly stabbed King twice in the chest and twice in the stomach region.