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Former University of Jamestown Student Sentenced on Terrorizing Charge

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MAY 5 UPDATE

A former University of Jamestown student has been sentenced to serve 65 days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center for Terrorizing.
 
19 year-old Robert Flores was sentenced by Southeast District Court Judge Thomas Merrick. All fees and fines were waved and Flores will not be entitled to work release. Originally from South Gate, California, he was found guilty on April 22nd.
 
Flores was accused of threatening to kill and drink the blood of three University of Jamestown students as part of a satanic ritual. The threats resulted in the University of Jamestown initiating a lock down for about one hour on November 7th, 2013.
APRIL 23 UPDATE

The Southeast District Court has found a former University of Jamestown student guilty of terrorizing. 19 year-old Robert Flores of Southgate, California was found guilty of terrorizing after four hours of deliberation.

Flores was accused of threatening to perform a satanic ritual on three University students by killing them and drinking their blood. The University Campus was placed on lock-down when officials couldn't locate him on November 7, 2013. Flores had reportedly been on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications.

Possible charges for Flores could include up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.


UPDATE


The student authorities were searching for near the University of Jamestown has been located and is now in custody. University officials confirm with Valley News Live that the lock down has been lifted.

The University went into lock down around 11:00 a.m. after a male student made threats to other students, according to Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger.

Earlier in the morning on Thursday, a message was sent to people in Watson Hall on the University of Jamestown campus from the Director of Residence Life and New Student Orientation, Lori Listopad. The message was Tweeted shortly after being sent Thursday morning and reads:

"Last night, there was an incident involving Robert Flores. We are taking the information very seriously. Robert Flores no longer has keys to Watson Hall and is NOT SUPPOSED to be in Watson Hall. DO NOT LET HIM INTO THE BUILDING. You will be notified if there are additional updates."

Valley News Team's Mellaney Moore is in Jamestown and will bring you more detail tonight on Valley News Live at 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00.


ORIGINAL STORY

Breaking news to report this Thursday morning, the University of Jamestown is currently on lock down.

Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger confirms the campus went into lock down about 11:00 a.m. after threats were made by a male student.

Everyone on campus was told about the lock down by text message. The alert reads, "Everyone please stay where you are and stay inside. We are looking for Robert Flores. If you see him, please call 911. Do not search him out. The police are on their way."

Check back with Valley News Live on this developing story.
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