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Cobb Agrees to Plea Deal but Remains in Jail


White supremacist Craig Cobb remains in jail despite accepting a plea agreement that would have let him out of jail today.


Grant County States Attorney Todd Schwarz reached the agreement with Cobb's attorney, but Judge David Reich is waiting to make a decision.

Instead, he ordered a pre-sentence investigation--which could take a month or more.

Reporter Macy Egeland has the story.

Craig Cobb won't be getting out of jail anytime soon.

"I'm going to defer making a decision on the plea agreement and order that a pre-sentence investigation be conducted."

Cobb will remain in the Stanton Jail until the pre-sentence evaluation and psychological evaluation is complete.. Grant County States Attorney Todd Schwarz says it could be more than a month.

""The judge needs more information to make a decision. That's his duty. I'm not going to be upset at a judge for wanting all the information he needs to make an informed decision."

Cobb was originally charged with 7 counts of terrorizing after he and Kynan Dutton walked through Leith holding guns.

One of those charges was dropped February 19th.

The new plea agreement called for reducing five of the six charges to menacing, and keeping one terrorizing charge.

Cobb changed his plea to guilty on all of those charges in court.

"I want to apologize for my behavior, and I regret my actions."

Lee Cook, the alleged victim of Count 1 of terrorizing, says he was surprised and happy the judge didn't accept the plea agreement.

"I think it was great. I was totally surprised I thought we would go in there and Cobb would be out of jail today. He'd have his get out of jail free card and him and Schwarz would be having dinner somewhere tonight."

Cook told us he does not agree with the plea agreement, but Schwarz said in court all of the other victims do.

Macy Egeland, KX News.

Now that the sentencing has been delayed, Cobb can reverse his guilty plea.

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