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Lead investigator testifies in Antonio Matthews trial

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Lead investigator testifies in Antonio Matthews trial
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Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - The lead investigator in the case against a 21-year-old man, accused of sexually assaulting two UND students last fall, took the stand Thursday.

The officer testified against Antonio Matthews, who's charged with eight felonies in the alleged assault in September of last year.

While on the stand, Sergeant Travis Jacobson testified he was surprised at how calm Antonio Matthews was during their interview, hardly reacting when Jacobsen accused him of breaking into the apartment of two UND students, repeatedly sexually assaulting and robbing them.

The victim's cellphones were found in Matthews' fiancée’s Ford Explorer.

Sergeant Jacobson testified that the day after the assault, one of the victim's called him and said she got an email from Apple that her phone had been turned on.

She used the find my iPhone app - which tracked her phone to Matthew's apartment.

Jacobson also testified that Matthews' lied to police. Matthews denied owning any other gun besides a BB gun.

But when police searched his apartment, they found the BB gun and a black CO2 pistol that matched the victims' description of the gun used to threaten them.

Attorneys from both sides are expected to give their closing arguments tomorrow.

Cynthia Johnson