April Kicks Off In Custer County District Court With First Appearance And Sentencing

April Kicks Off In Custer County District Court With First Appearance And Sentencing
Custer County District Court

CUSTER COUNTY— Only two criminal cases were on the docket for Custer County District Court on Thursday, April 1.

47-year-old Jimmie Sipes was first up in the morning for a first appearance on a motion to revoke probation. Sipes had been arrested on a warrant after he had failed to appear in court previously on the probation violations. During the hearing, Judge Karin Noakes informed Sipes he was accused of failing to report to probation, attend classes, and complete community service along with other alleged violations and sanctions.

Sipes requested a court-appointed attorney which was granted by the court. He will appear back in court on April 29 at 9:45 AM to Admit/Deny the allegations. Bond was also set at 10% of $10,000.

Sipes was placed on probation for four years in 2017 for burglary (Class IIA Felony). He could be sentenced up to twenty years in prison if the court finds Sipes violated his probation.

Jill Janssen, 57 of Broken Bow, appeared for sentencing after admitting to violating her probation earlier this year. While Janssen had previously elected to represent herself, on Thursday she asked for a court-appointed attorney which was granted by Judge Noakes. The sentencing was then continued to April 29 at 9:45 AM.

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