Custer County Court Monday May 16th

Continuations, bind overs, and arraignments all happened Monday afternoon in Custer County Court.

Justin Arrowsmith, age 37 of Broken Bow, appeared on alleged charges of burglary (class IIA Felony), possession of a deadly weapon while committing a felony (class III felony), terroristic threats (class IIIA felony), and criminal mischief (class II misdemeanor). His cases were bound over to Custer County District Court for June 2, 2022 at 9:30 am.

Another bind over to district court was for Dominique Ducote, age 48. Ducote’s alleged charges are theft, unlawful taking exceeding $5,000 (class IIA felony) and issuing a no account check in an amount between $500 and $1,500 (class I misdemeanor). A district court date was set June 2, 2022 at 9:30 am.

Christian Howard, age 20 of Broken Bow, appeared on Monday as well. Howard’s attorney and Custer County Attorney Steven Bowers indicated that a plea agreement had been reached. With a guilty or no contest plea, the state would suggest a charge of 18 months probation on charges two and three and dismiss charge one. Howard pled guilty to carrying a concealed weapon (class I misdemeanor) and possession of marijuana, more than an ounce less than a pound (class III misdemeanor). As a result, the charge of delivery/dispensing/distributing/manufacturing/ or possession of an exceptionally hazardous drug (IIA felony) was dismissed. Judge Schendt ordered a presentence investigation report and Howard was told to appear back in court July 18 at 2:00 pm for sentencing.

Wesley Craft, age 24 of North Platte, was arraigned Monday afternoon. He appeared on alleged charges of burglary (IIA felony), possession of a stolen firearm (IIA felony), and two charges of theft/unlawful taking of an amount between $500 and $1,500 (class II misdemeanors). His preliminary hearing was set for June 6 at 3:30 pm. After statements from the County Attorney and Craft’s lawyer, his bond was reduced from 10% of $50,000 to 10% of $10,000.