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      Houghton fugitive appears in court

      The Houghton County fugitive arrested early Thursday morning appeared in Houghton County District Court for arraignment Friday morning.

      Travis Kuopus was wanted for contempt of court after missing his pretrial hearing on charges of stalking and malicious destruction of property under $200, both misdemeanors.

      The 26 year old pled not guilty to both charges.

      After the court deemed him a flight risk and a danger to the victims in the case, Kuopus will sit in Houghton County jail under a $500,000 bond.

      His pretrial hearing is rescheduled for 14 days.