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Published January 18, 2012, 03:43 PM

Arrest Warrant Issued for Transient Sent to ND

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — An Aspen judge has issued an arrest warrant for a homeless man whose relocation to North Dakota sparked an outcry.

By: Associated Press,

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — An Aspen judge has issued an arrest warrant for a homeless man whose relocation to North Dakota sparked an outcry.

According to the Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/xcMVQt ), the judge issued a bench warrant for Jimmy Baldwin on Tuesday after he missed his arraignment hearing on misdemeanor charges of menacing, marijuana possession and disorderly conduct. Baldwin said last month he planned to return to Aspen.

Baldwin was given a one-way ticket to Williston, N.D., where he thought he could find a job. The move grabbed headlines in North Dakota and angered many residents and officials. Housing is scarce in Williston because of an oil boom and the few shelters are full.

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