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Associated Press, Published August 06 2013

Judge orders trial for alleged getaway car driver

MANDAN, N.D. — A man accused of driving the getaway car in a January robbery at a Mandan bar is headed to trial.

The Bismarck Tribune reports 30-year-old Brandon Peeters in June pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, and he was to be sentenced Monday. Instead, Judge Tom Schneider entered a not guilty plea for Peeters and ordered the case scheduled for trial.

Schneider cited conflicting statements he said Peeters has made to officers that bring into question whether Peeters was actually in on the robbery plan.

Peeters could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. He remains free on bond.

The man who robbed the bar, Shane Wentz, was sentenced in July to serve 10 years in prison for that robbery and several attempted and completed robberies in Bismarck.


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