CUSTER COUNTY–As per a plea agreement with the state, Maggie L. Royle now faces a class I misdemeanor charge for theft. During District Court on Thursday, Judge Karin Noakes found the 39-year-old Oconto woman guilty of theft, taking between $500 and $1,500 from the Broken Bow Orscheln Farm and Home.
Deputy County Attorney Kayla Clark read in court that Royle had made false returns when working as an employee, taking merchandise and/or money between June 2015 and December 2016. The charges have been amended from the original class IIA felony charge–involving theft of more than $13,500–in exchange for a guilty or no contest plea. Sentencing is scheduled for March 22 at 9:45.
Thirty-two-year-old Tyson A. Budd-Kleinjan was appointed an attorney, Mike Borders, on Thursday. The Kearney man appeared for alleged violation of probation. Judge Karin Noakes read that he allegedly left the scene of an accident in October 2017, a class II misdemeanor.
Budd-Kleinjan was originally charged with a class IIIA felony charge of child abuse back in 2015 and was put on probation. A PR bond was set at $1,000 and Budd-Kleinjan will appear to admit or deny the allegations on February 8 at 10:45.