Custer County District Court: October 6

BROKEN BOW – Custer County District Court heard 8 cases Thursday morning, all in the span of roughly an hour. Unless otherwise noted, all defendants are expected to appear again on November 17.

Christina M. Page, 42 of Broken Bow, pled no contest via plea agreement to a single count of unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, a Class IV felony, in exchange for the state dropping two other charges. As part of her plea agreement, Page was also required to pay restitution.

Dominique Ducote, 49 of Grand Island, was present for a progression hearing in her ongoing theft case; she reached a plea agreement with the court which would require restitution, and the case will move to sentencing.

Acacia Lash, 35 of Broken Bow, faces two identical charges of allegedly violating her probation; Lash denied both allegations, and her case will proceed to trial.

Jayme D. Pohl, 40 of Littleton, Colorado, reached a plea agreement with the state to plead no contest to a single charge of possession of methamphetamine, a Class IIA felony, in exchange for a dismissal of two other possession charges. The case will go to sentencing.

Jill Janssen, 59 of Grand Island, appeared in court without representation and waiving her right to an attorney to admit to violating her probation; the charge included driving under the influence, to which she will face sentencing.

Lanna Martinez-Ward, 46 of Broken Bow, was slated to appear before the court for a progression conference; the state and Martinez-Ward’s attorney came to an agreement to hold the conference outside the courtroom.

Wesley Kraft, 25 of Grand Island, failed to appear for his arraignment in his bound over county court case; after deliberation, a bench warrant was issued, citing two previous “fugitive from justice” charges against Mr. Kraft from 2021 in Lancaster County.