CUSTER COUNTY— Several people appeared in Custer County Court on Monday, October 15, 2018 on first appearances and preliminary hearings. Ellen Sleicher, 34 of Broken Bow, appeared in court on her first appearance on accusations of possessing with intending to distribute marijuana, a class IIA felony, possession of methamphetamine and possession of TCH, both are class IV felonies, as well as five counts of child abuse, a class 3A felony. Sleicher appeared with her attorney, Andrew Hanquist, and she elected to waive her preliminary hearing and Judge Tami Schendt bound the case over to District Court.
Kendra Kluender, 30 of Broken Bow, appeared with her attorney, Michael Borders, on accusations of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphilia. Her case was continued to November 5 at 2 P.M., as a drug and alcohol evaluation has yet to be completed.
Also being continued were the cases of Sam Payton, 40 of Callaway, who is being accused of class 3A felonies of domestic assault and child abuse. Payton’s case was continued to November 5. November 26 is the date Stephen Riley, 56 of Mullen, will have to appear for sentencing on his 3rd offense DUI.
David Alvarez, 25 of Broken Bow, had his pre-trial hearing continued to December 3 at 10:30. According to Alvarez’s attorney, Michael Borders, this is the optimum date for the plea agreement to take effect.
Trenton Nickerson, 31 of Casper, Wyoming, will be spending the next twenty-eight days in jail after he was sentenced on a 2nd offense DUI. Nickerson and his attorney, John Vipperman, reached an agreement with Deputy County Attorney Kayla Clark and is passing on the probation and electing to receive jail time instead. Judge Schendt followed the plea agreement and sentenced Nickerson to thirty days in jail with two days credit time served.