- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The trial date for a Lodi-area man who was arrested and charged with trying to join an Islamic terrorist group has been postponed until August.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1ATLZEk ) that 21-year-old Nicholas Teausant was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Sacramento Tuesday morning, but a federal court order filed Monday reset the hearing for Aug. 4. The setback was due to his defense attorneys and prosecutors agreeing that the complexity and volume of evidence in the case required more time.

Teausant was arrested in March 2014 as he tried to take a bus into Canada. Investigators say he planned to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group.

Since his arrest, Teausant has tried to distance himself from the terrorist group. His lawyers say he suffers from mental illness.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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