CUSTER COUNTY— James Duncan has had his case set for trial after appearing in District Court for arraignment. Duncan, alongside his attorney Michael Borders, entered into a not guilty plea on Thursday, September 6. Duncan has been accused of two counts of robbery (class II felony) as well as using a firearm to commit a felony (class IC felony) on February 14 at Pump & Pantry and July 31 at Trotter’s Whoa & Go. Trial for the case was initially set for October 22, but a continuance that was requested by Duncan’s attorney, was granted pushing the trial date to February 11, 2019.
Tyler Sleicher, who had recently had his case bound to District Court from Custer County Court, has pled not guilty on all counts. Sleicher is being accused of leaving the scene of an accident (class II misdemeanor), terroristic threats (class IIIA felony), possession with intent to distribute marijuana (class IIA felony), possession of methamphetamine (class IV felony), and possession of THC (class IV felony). His case has been set for jury trial on October 22.
Carl Sherbenaut appeared for his pre-trial hearing on a probation violation. Sherbenaut had previously denied in March that he had violated his probation with a theft, but on Thursday the court allowed Sherbenaut to retract that denial and admit to the violation. Judge Karin Noakes set a sentencing date for October 11, at 10 A.M and also ordered a condition on his bond to contact probation.
Dustyn Neaterous appeared in District Court for a brief amount of time as he entered into not guilty pleas on two separate counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana (class IIA felony) and possession of methamphetamine (class IV felony). Neaterous will now have to appear back in court on October 22 as his case has been set for jury trial.