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Man pleads guilty to GF fires, faces charges in Fargo

GRAND FORKS - A man accused of starting nine vehicle and home blazes in Grand Forks a year ago has pleaded guilty to two counts of endangerment by fire.

GRAND FORKS - A man accused of starting nine vehicle and home blazes in Grand Forks a year ago has pleaded guilty to two counts of endangerment by fire.

If a judge approves a plea agreement, 23-year-old Michael Duray would serve two years in prison and three years of supervised probation.

Duray originally was charged with nine felony counts of endangerment by fire. Defense attorney Blake Hankey says his client pleaded guilty in the two blazes in which there was evidence he was at the scene.

The plea agreement stipulates that Duray pay restitution on all nine charges and undergo psychological and substance abuse evaluations.

Duray has pleaded not guilty to two felony arson charges in Fargo. His trial is set to start July 21. He is to be sentenced in the Grand Forks fires on Aug. 5.

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