CUSTER COUNTY— A 26 year old Oconto man could face 25 years in prison or longer if he is found guilty and sentenced to the maximum allowed by law. Trey Hildebrandt appeared for arraignment on Thursday, November 15, on seven separate counts that include alleged burglary, a class IIA felony, witness tampering, a class IV felony, stalking, a class IIIA felony, and numerous misdemeanor charges.
Hildebrandt’s attorney, Michael Borders, did ask the judge to reduce Hildebrandt’s bond to 10% of $50,000, and with no objection from the State, bond was reduced. Judge Karin Noakes did remind Hildebrandt that he is to have no contact with the victim directly or through a third party. The case was set for trial to take place February 11, 2019 at 9 A.M.
Christopher Gallett, 27 of Broken Bow, appeared on two cases, on a sentencing which was continued, and a violation of his probation. Gallett admitted in court, to violating his probation by violating the sex offender registration. The sentencing for the violation, as well as the continuance date for the previous sentencing, was scheduled for December 20 at 10:15 A.M.
Matthew Thomas, 32 of Kearney, was sentenced to probation after being found guilty previously of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, a class IIIA felony. The state and defense both argued similar points, stating that when Thomas was in the system it was because he was not taking his medication for his mental health issues. Both the state and defense agreed that probation would be appropriate for Thomas. Judge Noakes agreed to the recommendation of probation and sentenced Thomas to four years of probation and also court ordered him to take his medication.
Marshal Marshall, 36 of Wilbur, had his case continued until January 17, 2019 where he will appear for an entry of a plea on alleged possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a class ID felony, as well as other counts.