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Associated Press, Published January 01 2009

Valley City man sentenced for role in trailer blaze

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) – A Valley City man has beesentenced to probation for his role in a case involving a mobile home fire in April.

John Nishwtiz received a one-year suspended jail sentence. At the sentencing Wednesday, South-east District Court Judge Mikal Simonson ordered Nishwitz to serve two years of probation.

Simonson says felony drug charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement.

Kyre Hatcher, and her husband, Justin Hatcher also have been charged in the case. They are ac-cused of making methamphetamine before the fire.

A sentencing hearing for the Hatchers is set for Jan. 9.

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