CUSTER COUNTY–In addition to the sentencing of Juan Colombe on Thursday, April 29, Judge Karin Noakes heard several other cases in District Court. Colombe was sentenced to 5 to 10 years to be served consecutively with credit for 396 days served for 1st degree assault and criminal attempt-robbery charges when he ran over a transportation officer and tried to escape police in another car in Broken Bow on March 30, 2020. (Click here to view the April 29 story.)
Jimmie F. Sipes, 47, admitted to allegations of violating probation. During the April 1 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 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. Sentencing is scheduled for June 3 at 10 a.m.
Matthew C. Thomas, 35, appeared in court for a hearing to revoke probation. Thomas has been on probation since November 15, 2018 and entered a denial plea for violating post release supervision. Mike Borders was appointed as his attorney and a progression conference is scheduled for August 19, 2021 following hearings in Buffalo County for two alleged counts of child abuse.
Brice W. Carpenter, 26, appeared for a hearing to revoke post release supervision. He was appointed an attorney and will appear back in court on June 3 at 10:15 a.m.
Charles M. Waters did not appear in court and Judge Noakes could not reach him via phone or Zoom. A hearing is scheduled for June 24.