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Published December 04, 2013, 05:30 PM

Jury: Former Grand Forks cop not guilty of terrorizing

A jury found Jace Prelip, a former Grand Forks police officer, not guilty of felony terrorizing, but guilty of a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for holding a gun to a man’s head last year at a party after hours of drinking.

By: Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald

A jury found Jace Prelip, a former Grand Forks police officer, not guilty of felony terrorizing, but guilty of a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for holding a gun to a man’s head last year at a party after hours of drinking.

The jury of eight men and four women deliberated about 90 minutes after hearing several prosecution witnesses Tuesday and Wednesday.

Prelip, who did not testify, faced a mandatory two years in prison if he had been convicted of the terrorizing charge and possibly up to five years.

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