Two felony cases were heard in Custer County Court on Monday, December 6 with one first appearance and another being bound to Custer County District Court.
Tyler Martin, 26 of Broken Bow, made his first appearance on an alleged charge of possession of a controlled substance (Class IV felony). Martin requested a court-appointed attorney and the public defender’s office was appointed to the case. Martin was released on a personal recognizance bond and was ordered to appear for his preliminary hearing on January 10, 2022, at 2:30 PM.
Cooper Brass, 22 of Broken Bow, will have his next case heard in Custer County District Court after waiving his preliminary hearing. Brass is facing two alleged charges of violation of a protection order (each a Class II misdemeanor) and two alleged charges of stalking (each a Class IIIA felony). Brass’ attorney, Andrew Hanquist, informed the court his client would like to waive his preliminary hearing and the case was set for arraignment on Thursday, December 16 at 9:30 AM in District Court.
According to the arrest affidavit, Brass was arrested earlier this year after an investigation by the Custer County Sheriff’s Office showed Brass had intentionally violated a protection order. The affidavit also alleges that Brass harassed with intent to injure, terrify, threaten, or intimidate the victim or the victim’s family.
If found guilty of all charges, Brass could be sentenced up to seven years in prison and be fined up to $21,000.