Crisp found guilty of killing Devils Lake man

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Calhoun County jury has found a Pomeroy man guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of a North Dakota man.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that the jury reached the verdict Friday afternoon in the case against 48-year-old Freddy Crisp, who shot 41-year-old Dale Currie Potter, of Devils Lake, North Dakota.

Deputies found Potter dead on Nov. 10 when Crisp called 911 to report the shooting. Crisp was arrested eight days later.

Crisp has maintained that he shot Potter in self-defense after Potter pulled a gun during an argument. But prosecutors pointed to inconsistencies in Crisp's recollections about the shooting.

Sentencing has been set for July 22, when Crisp faces a mandatory life sentence.