Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Preparing for trial –Poitra scheduled to stand trial for murder in February

After rejecting a plea agreement earlier this summer, Nicholas Poitra’s murder trial is finally on the docket.

Poitra is accused of murdering 30-year-old Troyal Thumb with a sawed-off shotgun on Feb. 19, 2023, after getting into an argument at Rindy’s Bar in Sheyenne, N.D.

He subsequently led law enforcement on a 65-hour-long manhunt, and wasn’t arrested until an Eddy County farmer held him at gun...

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