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Dis­trict court charges against David Fayez Gadelkarim, 54, of Hillsdale were tem­porarily dis­missed on April 7, according to court doc­u­ments.

Hillsdale Police Chief Scott Hephner con­firmed that further inves­ti­ga­tions are ongoing, but that charges have been dropped at present because of con­cerns for the defendant’s con­sti­tu­tional right to due process.

Gadelkarim, who owns both the Shell Gas Station and Hillsdale Smoke Shop on Car­leton Road, was arrested Feb. 18 and sub­se­quently charged with unlawful impris­onment, a 15-year felony, and criminal sexual conduct.

After several can­celled probable cause hearings, charges were dis­missed when further evi­dence sur­faced fol­lowing his arrest.

The prosecutor’s office antic­i­pates rein­stating charges against Gadelkarim upon further inves­ti­gation, according to reports by the Hillsdale Daily News. It is unknown whether charges will be amended or altered based on further evi­dence.