DISTRICT COURT— Three felony cases were heard in Custer County District Court on Thursday, June 3 by two different judges.
The first case was the sentencing of 47-year-old Jimmie Sipes who had his probation revoked at an earlier hearing and was now facing a single charge of burglary (Class IIA Felony) from 2017. During the sentencing, both attorneys asked for probation, but Judge Karin Noaks went against the recommendation and sentenced Sipes to 1-2 years in prison while giving credit for 71 days already served. She also ordered him to pay $4,500 in restitution.
The second case heard by Judge Noakes was the revocation of post-release supervision for 26-year-old Brice Carpenter. According to the Custer County Attorney’s Office, the revocation charge was dismissed due to a plea deal through another case.
Judge Mark Kozisek made his way to Broken Bow on Thursday for the arraignment of Alan Jacquot, 50 of Anselmo. Jacquot is facing ten alleged counts of abandon/cruel neglect of an animal resulting in injury or death (each a Class IV Felony). During the hearing, Jacquot pled not guilty to all ten counts and the case was set for a pretrial conference on August 19 at 10 AM.
If found guilty of all charges, Jacquot could face up to 20 years in prison and be barred from owning or caring for any livestock for a minimum of five years to a maximum of fifteen years.