4/20/2017 5:43:15 PM
Thursday, April 20 District Court

Custer County District Court began a morning session at 10 on Thursday, April 20. First to appear was Kevin Williams, 30 of Broken Bow, who was arrested last Tuesday night. Judge Noakes presented the allegations against Williams as violation of probation: failure to report contact with law enforcement and failure to report for chemical testing. Other allegations included burglary and criminal mischief and driving without an operator’s license. Williams claimed he tried to turn himself in prior to his arrest but said he was unable to get a hold of anyone. His bond was set at $10,000 and he will reappear in court on May 4 at 9:45 for a hearing to admit or deny.

Jimmy Sipes, 43 of North Platte appeared but his case has been continued to May 11 so that the presentence investigation can be updated.

Tyler Baker, 19, made agreement with the state. In exchange for a guilty or no contest plea, his sentence may be run concurrent with a sentence in Buffalo County, plus restitution to be paid to Summer Judd, Pizza Hut in Broken Bow, and the Broken Bow Police Department. Baker pled no contest to two counts and Judge Noakes found Baker guilty for count one of alleged burglary, a class IIA felony and count three of criminal mischief, a class I misdemeanor. The Pizza Hut burglary and damage to a police cruiser windshield took place in April 2016. A PSI was ordered and Baker will be sentenced on May 11.

A 180-day jail sentence was ordered for Shane Kelly, 50 of Broken Bow. County Attorney Steve Bowers asked the judge for a jail sentence because probation was not suited for Kelly due to his struggles with alcohol. Kelly’s attorney Mike Borders told the court Kelly has been cooperative but does have a problem with alcohol that he is working on. A work release is allowed while Kelly serves his time in jail.

Another continuance was granted for the case CR 16-66 of Scott Halouska, 24 of Broken Bow. He is currently on medication so an updated presentence investigation was ordered. He will reappear on May 11 at 9:45.


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