CUSTER COUNTY—LaChelle Huffman, 49 of Broken Bow, could be facing a maximum of five years in prison if convicted of four separate counts involving flight to avoid arrest while intoxicated. Huffman made her first appearance in Custer County Court on Monday, January 14 following her arrest and was appointed Gary Peterson to represent her in this case.
According to court records, Huffman was arrested on Friday, January 11 after fleeing from a traffic stop by a Broken Bow Police Officer. When the officer was able to stop Huffman and place her in handcuffs, a preliminary breath test was taken resulting in a .312 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content).
Huffman is being accused of flight to avoid arrest, a class IV felony, obstruction of a police officer, a class I misdemeanor, resisting arrest, a class I misdemeanor, and aggravated driving under the influence (2nd Offense), a class 1 misdemeanor.
A preliminary hearing has been set for February 4 at 2:30 P.M. in Custer County Court.
Riley Royle, 22 of Broken Bow, and his attorney, Michael Borders, reached a plea agreement with County Attorney Steve Bowers, which allowed a reduced sentence. In conjunction with the plea agreement, Royle pleaded no contest to the DUI charge and with the agreement, the terroristic threat charge and the no motorcycle license infraction was dismissed.
Judge Tami Schendt, also followed with the plea agreement and sentenced Royle to one year of probation, two days jail with one day credit, court costs, as well as ordering a letter of apology to be written to Broken Bow Police Officer David Taylor to whom Royle had threatened.
Angeline Marsh, represented by Christopher Wickham, and Gale Marsh, represented by Trevin Preble, were both continued to February 25 at 2 P.M.
The cases against Justin Spencer and Alexander Wells were also continued to March 25 at 2 P.M. after a continuance was filled by their attorney, Michael Borders.