CUSTER COUNTY— Custer County Court is winding down 2019 by staying plenty busy on Monday, November 4 with numerous cases including the first appearance of the five men that were arrested for possession of THC in September in Broken Bow.
24 year old Oscar Avalos, 27 year old Victor Carrilo Jr, and 21 year old Luis Ramirez all of Marshalltown, Iowa, along with 27 year old Eddie Robinson and Javier Saldivar Avelar of Forest Hill, Texas all made their first appearances on Monday, facing one charge each of alleged possession of controlled substance-THC (class IV felony). According to the Custer County Court Clerk, the five men will now appear back in court on December 9 at 2 PM.
Gamaliel Soto Jr., 20 of Sterling, Colorado, will also back in court on December 9 at 2 PM as he is facing one charge of alleged possession of a controlled substance-THC (class IV felony). Public defender Michael Borders will be representing Soto Jr., according to the Custer County Court Clerk.
Travis Gregg, 29 of Farwell, Nebraska, made his first appearance is court as he will face three alleged charges of flight to avoid arrest (class IV felony), willful reckless driving (class III misdemeanor), and obstruction of a peace officer (class I misdemeanor). Gregg was arrested after leading officers from multiple agencies on a high speed pursuit and then crashing east of Broken Bow on Frog Road.
Gregg asked for a court appointed attorney and Judge Tami Schendt appointed Grady Erickson to represent Gregg. He will now be back in court on December 2 at 2:30 PM for his preliminary hearing. Gregg also elected to wait to discuss his bond until after he talked with his attorney which is currently set at 10% of $75,000.