Custer County District Court Recap: January 5

BROKEN BOW – The Custer County District Court heard 3 cases Thursday morning, all with different outcomes.

Branden J. Miller, 29 of David City, appeared without counsel before the court in a motion to revoke his post-release supervision. Miller had been serving a two-year term at the Department of Corrections and an 18-month post-release supervision.

The state alleges during that post-release supervisory period, Miller violated multiple terms of his sentence, which included allegations in Platte and Butler Counties. Miller admitted to violating his supervision, and will be sentenced on March 23.

Julia M. Russell, 25 of Broken Bow, appeared in court to withdraw a plea entered in an August 2020 case alleging her possession of a controlled substance, a Class IV felony. Russell had successfully completed problem-solving court and had her case dismissed.

Eric J. Holler, 42, did not appear in court but was represented telephonically by his lawyer. The hearing was scheduled to help determine Holler’s competency to stand trial; he is currently undergoing psychiatric treatment in conjunction with a January assault on a Custer County jailer and subsequent escape. A 60-day review is scheduled for March.