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Drinking preceded fatal stabbing at crew camp

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TIOGA - An alcohol-infused dispute between roommates at an oilfield crew camp led to one man's death and the arrest of the suspect after he drove the victim to the hospital, the Williams County Sheriff's Office said today.

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Ryan N. Anderson, 31, was arrested in connection with the death of Christopher King, 32. Sheriff Scott Busching said Anderson drove King to Tioga Medical Center, where Anderson was apprehended. Both men had come to North Dakota from Michigan.

The two men were roommates at the Capital Lodge crew camp between Ray and Tioga, authorities said. The men had been drinking in Tioga prior to the altercation, which occurred in their cabin, said Sgt. Detective Caleb Fry. The weapon was a hunting knife, Fry said.

A witness alerted authorities at 4:06 a.m. Sunday.

Anderson is being held in the Williams County Jail. Bond will be set later this week.

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