Continuations, bind overs, and arraignments all happened Monday afternoon in Custer County Court.
Justin Arrowsmith, age 37 of Broken Bow, appeared on alleged charges of burglary (class IIA Felony), possession of a deadly weapon while committing a felony (class III felony), terroristic threats (class IIIA felony), and criminal mischief (class II misdemeanor). His cases were bound over to Custer County District Court for June 2, 2022 at 9:30 am.
Another bind over to district court was for Dominique Ducote, age 48. Ducote’s alleged charges are theft, unlawful taking exceeding $5,000 (class IIA felony) and issuing a no account check in an amount between $500 and $1,500 (class I misdemeanor). A district court date was set June 2, 2022 at 9:30 am.
Christian Howard, age 20 of Broken Bow, appeared on Monday as well. Howard’s attorney and Custer County Attorney Steven Bowers indicated that a plea agreement had been reached. With a guilty or no contest plea, the state would suggest a charge of 18 months probation on charges two and three and dismiss charge one. Howard pled guilty to carrying a concealed weapon (class I misdemeanor) and possession of marijuana, more than an ounce less than a pound (class III misdemeanor). As a result, the charge of delivery/dispensing/distributing/manufacturing/ or possession of an exceptionally hazardous drug (IIA felony) was dismissed. Judge Schendt ordered a presentence investigation report and Howard was told to appear back in court July 18 at 2:00 pm for sentencing.
Wesley Craft, age 24 of North Platte, was arraigned Monday afternoon. He appeared on alleged charges of burglary (IIA felony), possession of a stolen firearm (IIA felony), and two charges of theft/unlawful taking of an amount between $500 and $1,500 (class II misdemeanors). His preliminary hearing was set for June 6 at 3:30 pm. After statements from the County Attorney and Craft’s lawyer, his bond was reduced from 10% of $50,000 to 10% of $10,000.