CARSON, N.D. (AP) — Preliminary hearings have been delayed for two white supremacists accused of using guns to terrorize residents of the small North Dakota town of Leith.

Craig Cobb and Kynan Dutton were to appear in South Central District Court on Monday in Carson. The Grant County clerk of court's office says their hearings have been moved to Wednesday because of a funeral on Monday that many court officials wanted to attend.

Cobb and Dutton were arrested Nov. 16. They both face seven felony terrorizing counts and could be sentenced to up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

Cobb and Dutton maintain they were patrolling the town because of violence and harassment directed at them.

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