GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO) – A Grand Forks man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for a rural home invasion in February.
Joseph Espinoza was accused of breaking into a home south of Grand Forks after stealing a vehicle and crashing it. He scuffled with a man and woman in the home before being shot in the driveway by two Grand Forks County deputies.
Espinoza was originally charged with robbery, burglary, attempted theft, theft, terrorizing, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, reckless driving, driving under suspension and leaving the scene of an accident. Four of those charges were dropped.
Following his release, Espinoza will be on three years of probation. He was given credit for time already served.