Details released in fatal stabbing


Staff Writer

WILLISTON, N.D. – Details have been released in the case of an Iron River man accused of fatally stabbing another Iron River man at an oil field camp in northwestern North Dakota.

Ryan Neil Anderson, 31, of Iron River is currently being held on a $1 million bond for allegedly stabbing 32-year-old Christopher King of Iron River and attempting to stab David Nardi.

Authorities did not have an age or address for Nardi.

The stabbing incident occurred in the early morning hours of March 17 at the Capitol Lodge mancamp located on U.S. 2 near Ray, N.D.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Sgt. Detective Caleb Fry in Williams County District Court, Nardi said that Anderson had been involved in a physical altercation with his girlfriend earlier that morning.

Other occupants of the housing unit intervened and ended the altercation. The occupants then waited in the commons area for Anderson to go to sleep.

Although Anderson went to his room, he returned to the commons area.

Surveillance footage showed Anderson approaching the commons area with his right hand in his front sweatshirt pocket.

The footage then showed King grabbing Anderson, and Anderson pulling an open three-to four-inch Schrade “Black Ice” folding knife out of his pocket.

King was stabbed twice in the chest and twice in the abdomen.

Nardi said that he tried to stop Anderson, but Anderson attempted to stab him in the chest.

King exited the housing unit and collapsed in the parking lot.

Anderson drove King to the Tioga Medical Center, where King was pronounced dead and Anderson was apprehended.

Sgt. Fry confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the incident. Anderson’s next court date is April 9.

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