A robbery charge filed against a Bismarck man in late September has been dismissed after the victim recanted his statement to police about the identity of his attacker, the accused man’s attorney said.
Court documents show an order of dismissal was signed Oct. 9 in the case of Malik Chipps, 19. Two witnesses stated that Chipps was elsewhere at the time of the alleged incident, said Chipps’ attorney, Joshua Weatherspoon.
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Assistant Burleigh County State’s Attorney Justin Schwarz on Oct. 8 filed a motion for the dismissal. South Central District Court Judge Douglas Bahr signed the order to dismiss on Oct. 9.
The charge stemmed from a Sept. 17 incident in which a man was stabbed while he was sleeping. Another man, 19-year-old Conrad Torok, was arrested in connection with the robbery a few days later. His trial is scheduled for Feb. 14.