Roberson Heading to Trial on Terrorizing Charges - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Roberson Heading to Trial on Terrorizing Charges

Posted:
Bismarck, ND -

A man who's combative behavior was a factor in a Burleigh County Deputies death has been given the ok to stand trial.

Robbie Roberson's terrorizing case was put on hold a year and a half ago after a Judge found him incompetent.

Roberson was charged September 28th 2011 with terrorizing, resisting arrest, fleeing and DUI.

A Burleigh County Deputy stopped Roberson for speeding. Roberson didn't comply with the officers orders, the deputy used his taser twice to try to control Roberson but Roberson's aggressive, violent behavior continued.

Authorities say it was Roberson's combative actions that caused so much stress, Burleigh County Deputy Bryan Sleeper had a heart attack and died.

During his arrest Roberson threatened two deputies with very violent threats of killing them.

That was two years ago.

It's taken so long for this case to move forward because back in May 2012 Roberson was committed to the State Hospital.

Judge Thomas Schneider ruled Roberson was incompetent to stand trial.

47 year old Roberson was ordered to stay at the Hospital for treatment until his competency was restored.

Roberson was court ordered to be forced to take medications to further the case.

Which sparked a flurry of motions.

Roberson and his defense attorney said the state does not have jurisdiction to force Roberson to be medicated.

Psychologists say Roberson suffers from Schizophrenia and medication is the only option for treatment.

Roberson did get treated... And has recently been found able to assist in his defense.

He is now in the Burleigh County Jail.

Roberson's trial has been set for January 7th.

  • Bismarck/Mandan NewsMore>>

  • Production Fluid Leak Near Medora Update

    Production Fluid Leak Near Medora Update

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:45:37 GMT
    Preliminary test results have come in following a pipeline spill that occurred on April 11 near Medora. The company owning the pipeline and the Health Department took samples from the site determining
    Preliminary test results have come in following a pipeline spill that occurred on April 11 near Medora. The company owning the pipeline and the Health Department took samples from the site determining
  • Flowers Planters to Bring Color Downtown

    Flowers Planters to Bring Color Downtown

    Downtown Bismarck will soon look a lot more vibrant come mid-May. A dozen large flower planters will line the sidewalks along Broadway Avenue between 3rd Street and Washington. Businesses will adopt
    Downtown Bismarck will soon look a lot more vibrant come mid-May. A dozen large flower planters will line the sidewalks along Broadway Avenue between 3rd Street and Washington. Businesses will adopt
  • Downtown Neighborhood Branding Idea

    Downtown Neighborhood Branding Idea

    With an ever-growing downtown Bismarck... the Downtowners Association is playing with a new idea. It's called Neighborhood Branding - giving an area of downtown a specific name. Assistant Director of
    With an ever-growing downtown Bismarck... the Downtowners Association is playing with a new idea. It's called Neighborhood Branding - giving an area of downtown a specific name. Assistant Director of
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.