Accused Hibbing Mayor Attacker Denied Venue Change

View Comments
(credit: City of Hibbing)

(credit: City of Hibbing)

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — A 30-year-old charged with attempting to rob Hibbing Mayor Rick Cannata, a friend and their wives in May won’t get his trial moved.

The Daily Tribune reports a judge has denied the request of Daniel Jordan Thurstin, who faces four felony counts of robbery and one of terroristic threats as well as a gross misdemeanor count of assault. He’s pleaded not guilty.

Thurstin is in custody on $100,000 bail. His trial is Aug. 8.

Also facing charges are 17-year-old Thunder Cloud Jose Rodriguez, of Hibbing, who allegedly bit Cannata above his eye, and 20-year-old Jeffrey Michael Hoshal, of Hibbing.

Last month, Rodriguez is certified to stand trial as an adult and he’s being held without bail.

Hoshal hasn’t entered a formal plea and was released on pretrial release conditions.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,271 other followers