Poitra due back in court for prelim hearing April 13


March 27, 2023

Nathan Price

Nicholas Poitra looked right at the camera on his way into the courtroom prior to his initial appearance on March 9.

Nicholas Poitra, the man accused of murdering 30-year-old Troyal Thumb at Rindy's Bar in Sheyenne, is scheduled to be at the Eddy County Courthouse for his preliminary hearing on April 13.

Poitra allegedly shot and killed Troyal Thumb of Sheyenne with a short-barreled shotgun on Feb. 19, before breaking into more than one area farmstead as he led law enforcement on a 65-hour-long manhunt in the...

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