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Clearbrook man enters guilty plea for involvement in 2020 homicide


A 40-year-old Clearbrook man pleaded guilty Monday to amended charges from a homicide nearly three years ago.

Travis Gunning is currently being held without bail or bond before his sentencing in May.


Court record indicates Gunning pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree and burglary in the first degree.

According to the original complaint, Gunning and two co-defendants, 33-year-old Rebecca Lockman and 35-year-old Devin Belcourt, conspired to commit aggravated robbery on Trengove Road in May 2020.

One of the residents was killed in a gunfire exchange.

When deputies arrived at the scene just after midnight, they found the home engulfed in flames and observed a vehicle matching one registered to Gunning leaving the scene.

Gunning and Lockman were arrested in Minot, North Dakota, later that day, and Belcourt was arrested a few days later in Naytahwaush.

Lockman has not yet entered a plea and Belcourt is scheduled for a jury trial in late April.