Nebraska trial scheduled for man facing charges in multiple states

SIDNEY, NE — A man arrested in Sidney in April knows when his trial will be. 

Court documents say Tracy Hoops will have a jury trial on August 19-20, in Cheyenne County. Hoops is facing charges in Nebraska, Wyoming and Arizona. 

Hoops faces two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and a drug possession charge in Nebraska. All are felonies. At the time of his arrest in Sidney, Hoops had felony warrants for a parole violation in Arizona and assault and battery, eluding and careless driving in southeast Wyoming. 

On April 15, the United States Marshals Service contacted the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office and said they believed Hoops was in the Sidney area. One week later, officers found, detained and arrested Hoops. Police say they found two handguns and a syringe on Hoops while arresting him, leading to the Nebraska charges. Hoops has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Hoops will make two court appearances before the scheduled trial, the first of which is set for July 14.