District Court held in Custer County

CUSTER COUNTY—District Court was held on Thursday morning at the Judicial Center in Broken Bow. Danielle E. Blake, 32, of North Platte is currently in custody in Colorado according to County Attorney Steve Bowers. Hearings for two separate cases to revoke probation were continued to May 24 at 9:45 a.m.

A bench warrant was ordered for Sean E. Newman, 33. A motion to continue sentencing to a later date was denied by Judge Karin Noakes because the Broken Bow man did not appear in court as scheduled.

Amy F. Lytle, 43, appeared for sentencing for violating probation. Restitution has been paid in full according to Bowers, who recommended Judge Noakes follow the presentence investigation recommendation of extending probation. Lytle’s attorney, Chris Wickham, also asked for probation saying the Broken Bow woman is employed and has children, and that probation would be the best option. Her probation was extended until June 2019.

According to Deputy County Attorney Kayla Clark, Sargent woman Keile S. Jones, 28, was sentenced to five years probation and 30 days in jail, to begin immediately. Her driver’s license was revoked for a period of five years and she was ordered five years no motor vehicle operation. Jones was also ordered to pay $3,133.38 restitution.

In December, Jones pled no contest as part of a plea agreement. She faced charges of a DUI causing serious bodily injury to another person and unborn child, a class IIIA felony. Deputy County Attorney Kayla Clark stated that Jones was involved in a two-vehicle accident in August 2015 east of Broken Bow in which the driver of the other vehicle, who was pregnant at the time, experienced injuries including various bone fractures.

Attorney Bergan Schumacher withdrew her representation from Broken Bow man Marshal Marshall, 36. Marshall is jailed in Wilber, Nebraska. In January, a jury trial was scheduled for June.

On December 7, Marshall had pled not guilty to count one possession of a firearm by a prohibited person for an alleged December 2016 incident. Marshall also denied allegations made by the state, alleging him to be a habitual criminal.