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University of Jamestown terrorizing trial to begin Monday

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

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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.

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