James Henrikson pleads not guilty on weapons charges

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by AP

KREM.com

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 4:43 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A North Dakota man and former business associate of a Washington state man killed in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges.

Thirty-four-year-old James Henrikson, of Watford City, is charged with seven counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared in federal court Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Miller scheduled trial for April 1.

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Court documents show Henrikson had business dealings in the North Dakota oil patch with Doug Carlile, who was killed Dec. 15 at his Spokane, Wash., home. 
 
READ: Local man spoke with James Henrikson after Doug Carlile murder
 
Fifty-year-old Timothy Suckow, of Spokane, is charged with Carlile's murder.
 
Documents indicate Henrikson also is under investigation for allegedly defrauding a company owned by Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall.  
 
A federal public defender was not immediately available for comment.

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