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Hearing for Tom Patrick canceled pending further investigation

Case against Patrick dismissed without prejudice, can be refiled

A hearing scheduled for Monday in a case involving local businessman Tom Patrick was canceled after the Hill County Attorney dismissed the case against him pending further investigation.

Patrick, owner of Patrick Construction, is accused of pointing a gun July 21 at another contractor and BNSF officials who were on Patrick's property at the site of a freight train derailment about 8 miles east of Havre.

He was arrested on suspicion of felony charges of criminal endangerment, and two counts of assault with a weapon, a court document said.

He was scheduled to make his first appearance in Hill Co...


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