Partlow trial continues todayThe prosecution continued its case in the trial of Michael Alvin Partlow, 28, Kensal, N.D., Tuesday in Southeast District Court. The case is being heard by Judge Thomas E. Merrick.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
The prosecution continued its case in the trial of Michael Alvin Partlow, 28, Kensal, N.D., Tuesday in Southeast District Court. The case is being heard by Judge Thomas E. Merrick.
Partlow is charged with terrorizing, a Class C felony, in an incident that occurred Sept. 19, 2010. The complaint alleges Partlow “drew up his shotgun on law enforcement officers.”
Officers had been called to an apartment building in southwest Jamestown at about 2 a.m. Reports at the time indicated three Jamestown police officers were outside the apartment building when Partlow exited the building with a shotgun. When ordered to drop the gun he loaded a shell into the gun’s chamber and allegedly pointed it at the officers. The officers fired shots, wounding Partlow multiple times.
The trial is scheduled to continue through Friday. A jury of seven men and six women was empaneled Monday. One juror is an alternate and will be removed from the jury pool before deliberation.
A Class C felony is punishable by a maximum fine of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The charge carries a minimum penalty of two years imprisonment.
Sun reporter Keith Norman can be reached at 701-952-8452 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org