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Judge reduces Cobb’s bond in Leith terrorizing case

BISMARCK -- A judge has reduced bond for Craig Cobb, the white supremacist jailed on charges of terrorizing residents in the small town of Leith, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

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South Central District Judge Donald Jorgensen reduced Cobb’s bond Friday to $100,000, or 10 percent of the previous bond of $1 million cash, the Tribune reported.

The order came hours after Kynan Dutton, a co-defendant in the terrorizing case, was released after a plea deal in which he agreed to testify against Cobb.

Both men were charged in November with seven felony counts of terrorizing after allegedly approaching Leith residents with loaded firearms.

Cobb pleaded not guilty to the seven counts last week and is scheduled for his next court appearance Feb. 10. He has been jailed in Stanton since his arrest Nov. 16.

The Tribune reported that if Cobb is able to post bond, he may not have any contact with the seven victims named in the alleged terrorizing.

Under Dutton’s plea agreement, five of the felony terrorizing charges against him were reduced to misdemeanor menacing charges. The other two terrorizing charges were reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges.

On Friday, Jorgensen gave Dutton a one-year suspended jail sentence with credit for time served since his arrest, and two years of supervised probation.

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