- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - The trial of an Idaho man accused of gunning down a Williston resident outside of a strip club in 2013 is being moved to the other side of the state.

The Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/1md8iB4) reports district judge David Nelson agreed to move Jonathan Hovarth’s murder trial to Wahpeton in southeastern North Dakota. Wahpeton is a seven hour drive from Williston.

Hovarth allegedly shot 28-year-old Derrick Spiegel outside a Williston strip club in March 2013. A massive manhunt ensued after Hovarth fled the area after the shooting. He was eventually arrested near Billings, Montana.

Hovarth faces a murder charge along with two counts of terrorizing, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and reckless endangerment.

The trial is set to begin on Wednesday.

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