Idaho man held without bond in ND homicide case

Idaho man held without bond in ND homicide case

Credit: Williston Police Department

Jonathan Horvath

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 11:10 AM

WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 46-year-old Idaho man brought from Montana to face murder and reckless endangerment charges in Williston is being held without bond.

The Williston Herald reports that Judge David Nelson decided Monday to hold Jonathan Horvath for a preliminary hearing and arraignment on April 23.

Horvath is accused of shooting 28-year-old Derrick Spiegel of Williston March 16 on a sidewalk outside the Heartbreakers bar following arguments. Police in an affidavit say that two or three shots were fired, with three spent 9 millimeter casings found at the scene.

Horvath was captured in Billings, Mont., on March 18.

At Monday's hearing in Williston, Horvath defended fleeing the scene, saying he wanted to make sure his dog was taken somewhere safe before he came back to fight the charges.

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