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Trial in progress: 16-year-old could be tried as an adult in Houlton murder case


A teenager accused of murder is in Houlton District Court to decide if he will be tried as an adult or a minor. According to the attorney general's office, Samuel Geary is accused of murdering 61 year old Keith Suitter. Law enforcement officials say Geary, then 16, along with 18-year-old Reginald Dobbins, killed Suitter in March of 2015. Suitter's body was found inside his mobile home. No details have been released on how Suitter died. The bind over hearing for Samuel Geary began Monday. According to the attorney general's office the hearing is an attempt by the state of Maine to try...

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Man arrested in raid at Greensboro apartment found not guilty because of mental defect on weapons charges


GREENSBORO, N.C. — A federal judge found a man arrested in Greensboro not guilty by reason of mental defect on federal weapons charges. The attorney for Yasseen Eltahir says Eltahir will now be bound over for a civil hearing to determine the course of his treatment for mental illness. Eltahir was arrested in a raid at the Morehead Apartments on West Market Street in May 2016. Federal court records showed he was in possession of a loaded handgun when he was arrested. They also seized a shotgun and ammunition from the apartment he shared with his parents. His sister told investigators he was a threat to...

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A judge sentenced a Greensboro grandmother to two years' probation and 90 hours of community service Tuesday after she pleaded guilty to failing to properly store the gun that her 4-year-old grandson used to shoot her 6-year-old godson. Beulah Lindsay, 57, was charged in April with the state's gun-storage law. Her grandson found the loaded .38-caliber pistol in her purse behind a sofa. The little boy aimed the gun at Carlos Gilmer and shot him in the neck. He died before emergency workers could get to him.``He was my baby,' Lindsay mumbled while sobbing in front of Chief Judge Lawrence McSwain...

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Commissioner, Business Face 3 Lawsuits


Steve Arnold, Guilford County commissioner, 10/7/99 By Nate DeGraff Staff Writer Guilford County Commissioner Steve Arnold is embroiled in at least three court cases with people and companies who say he owes them money. In one suit, a couple said Arnold and his development company, Arcon, fell behind on a $275,000 loan and other obligations, agreed to settle the issue, then failed to pay up. Another couple said the commissioner backed out of a real estate deal, costing them thousands of dollars in taxes and forcing them to dump stock. In a third case, filed in a small-claims court, a local engineering company...

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Serb Military Records Allowed At Trial


GREENSBORO — Military records from a breakaway Serb republic will likely be allowed in the trial of three High Point men accused of lying on their immigration forms, a federal judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge N. Carlton Tilley said he was inclined to allow army records from the Republic of Srpska — one of three warring factions in the Bosnian War from 1992 to 1995 — to be used as evidence in the trials of three Bosnian Serb refugees later this month. Milovjie Jankovic , Veselin Vidacak , and Ugljesa Pantic are all facing criminal charges of lying on immigration...

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Bosnian Convicted Of Illegally Migrating

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The government accused Pantic of leaving his involvement in the Zvornik Brigade of the Army of the Republic of Srpska off his immigration forms when asked about military service. The Zvornik Brigade was responsible for the massacre of thousands of Muslims in July 1995. Pantic maintained that he was not a soldier and that his duties only included tasks such as digging canals and splitting wood. He now faces an uncertain future that goes well beyond whatever sentence he receives. Pantic, who arrived in the United States with his wife and two children in 1997, will face a deportation process, said his attorney, Krispen...

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C4GC members file defamation suit against local blogger


A defamation lawsuit filed recently pits four members of Conservatives for Guilford County against a no-holds barred blogger in Greensboro. Douglas Adkins, whose wife, Isabella Adkins was once one of the most prominent members of the local political action committee, is listed as the lead plaintiff in a defamation suit against blogger Jeff Martin of Greensboro. (Updated: View a copy of the suit here.) Martin, who blogs under the pseudonym, Fecund Stench, lampooned Isabella Adkins and the group Conservatives for Guilford County often using a fictional character to relay experiences from the seedy Greensboro strip-club scene. The character, Tami Tightenloud, was described as a “dwarf,...

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A Guilford County judge sentenced Christian Kozloski to 15 months to 18 months in prison Wednesday for negligently causing his mother's death. Kozloski had faced more than four years in prison, but Superior Court Judge Ronald Spivey said he believed Christian Kozloski didn't mean to kill his mother. Kozloski, 24, was found guilty by a jury Tuesday on felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and neglect of a disabled person. ``I go into this wanting to believe the defendant did not sit around with this end in mind,' Spivey said before pronouncing sentence. ``It's almost unthinkable.' Spivey imposed an additional suspended sentence of 15...

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Two Houlton Teens Appear In Court On Murder Charges


HOULTON, Maine — Two teenagers appeared in court on Monday in connection with the death of a 61-year-old Houlton resident. Reginald Dobbins, 18, and Samuel Geary, 16, both of Houlton, each have been charged with murder in the March 1 death of Keith Suitter. Both were arrested on Friday evening, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, but Geary’s name was not made public until his petition for detention in juvenile court Monday. Geary’s name was not released on Friday due to his age, according to McCausland. Car crashes head-on into a police cruiser in Maine. Both suspects have...

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3 Triad Serbs Face Immigration Charges


GREENSBORO — Sasa Pantic couldn’t believe the call from his mother. It was in December. Federal agents were at his parents’ home to arrest his father, Ugljesa Pantic , and search their house. The family had no idea he was even being investigated. “We’ve been here for 10 years, he’s never been arrested before,” Sasa Pantic said this week. “He’s a good man. I’m not saying that just because he’s my dad. He doesn’t drink. He doesn’t smoke. As soon as he gets out, he wants to go back to work.” Two other families had already experienced similar fears and confusion in the...

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