The first jury trial in Dickinson County District Court since October 2019 ended with two innocent verdicts on Tuesday.

The trial overseen by Judge Benjamin Sexton was closed to the public so the jury could practice social distancing, however, the trial was shown live over YouTube.

A jury of 12 spent about an hour finding that Steven P. Zelniker Sr., was not guilty of a criminal threat and innocent of criminal threat.

The charges stem from an August 7 incident at a local restaurant.

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