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Forum News Service, Published April 18 2014

University of Jamestown terrorizing trial to begin Monday

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The trial of a former University of Jamestown student charged with terrorizing is scheduled to begin Monday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.

Robert Flores of Southgate, Calif., who is either 18 or 19, is accused of threatening the lives of specific UJ students Nov. 7 in an incident that resulted in a campus lockdown. No one was injured, and the lockdown was lifted after about an hour.

Flores was enrolled at the university at the time.

Court records indicate a status conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Stutsman County Courthouse. If no plea deal has been reached, jury selection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a 12-person jury selected from a pool of 30 potential jurors. The trial is expected to last two days.

The charge is a Class C felony, punishable by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Judge Thomas Merrick is scheduled to preside.