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Published October 23, 2013, 06:10 PM

Plea agreement rejected in aggravated assault, terrorizing case

A Grand Forks county judge has rejected the plea agreement in a case of aggravated assault and terrorizing.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

A Grand Forks county judge has rejected the plea agreement in a case of aggravated assault and terrorizing.

23-year-old Dustin Kamphaugh was arrested May 4th after he choked his mother and threatened to kill her and other relatives. Kamphaugh is facing charges of aggravated assault, terrorizing, and interference with a phone call during an emergency. These are all Class C felonies and each carry a maximum prison sentence of five years.

The plea agreement would have allowed for interfering in a 911 call to be amended to a class A misdemeanor, the Aggravated assault would have been dismissed and Kamphaugh would have plead guilty to terrorizing and the newly amended Class A misdemeanor. It also called for three years in prison and three years of supervised probation to be dismissed.

The case will come back to court on Tuesday where Kamphaugh will make the decision to either ask for jury trial or enter into an open guilty verdict where there are no sentencing limits except for the Maximum penalty.

As required by the judge, Kamphaugh will have to have a scheduled psychological evaluation by the court date on Tuesday.

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