- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

LEITH, N.D. (AP) - Authorities in southwestern North Dakota are accusing the mayor of Leith of not reporting a fire last year.

Mayor Ryan Schock is facing a charge of failure to control or report a dangerous fire.

KCMB-TV (https://bit.ly/18IzFPA ) reports that a criminal complaint filed in Grant County states Schock started a fire in Leith in May and did not contact a fire department or other government agency to help with the “out-of-control” blaze. The complaint shows the fire was eventually controlled.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Schock. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 17.

Schock recently traveled to Utah to attend the screening during the Sundance Film Festival of the documentary “Welcome to Leith,” which chronicles the saga of the tiny town at odds with a white supremacist.

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Information from: KXMB-TV, https://www.kxnet.com


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