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Craig Cobb Sentenced

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A known white supremacist charged with terrorizing the residents of Leith is sentenced in Burleigh County today.

After more than 150 days in custody, Craig Cobb is released from jail, but remains under strict probation.

Macy Egeland has more from the courtroom.


"I regret my actions, I know I was wrong and I accept responsibility for my actions. It was an unfortunate confluence of circumstances and bad decisions on my part," Craig Cobb said.

After hearing from Craig Cobb this morning, Judge David Reich makes a decision.

"I am going to accept the plea agreement today and sentence the defendant according to that agreement," Judge Reich said.

The agreement reduces Cobb's charges from six counts of terrorizing, to five counts of menacing and one count of terrorizing.

He is sentenced to 1 year suspended and will be on supervised probation for 4 years, which will include GPS monitoring.

Grant County State's Attorney Todd Schwarz describes his extensive list of probation terms as very strict.

"He's going to be monitored. It's not like he's just walking around free to go out and do what he was doing before," he said.

Cobb must follow 26 terms of probation in all, including no contact with any of the victims, he cannot own a gun or weapon of any kind and no alcohol.

Schwarz says even though the ordeal has been stretched out over a long period of time, he is happy with the outcome.

"I think the judge wanted to look it all over very carefully he did and I'm pleased that he did look it over and I'm pleased that he took the agreement," Schwarz said.

Cobb tells Judge Reich he plans on applying to get his probation transferred to Missouri so he can take care of his mother.

Reporting in Bismarck, I'm Macy Egeland.


On top of 4 years of probation, Cobb will also pay a $560 dollar fee for his felony charge.

Judge Reich waived the fees for the misdemeanor charges.

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