Custer County District Court Recap, September 22

BROKEN BOW – Custer County’s District Court saw its first action of autumn 2022, visiting and revisiting 10 cases Thursday morning, September 22. Five of the ten were continued, and one dismissed.

Glen Jenkins, 55 of Ansley, was arraigned on 4 charges: alleged first degree sexual assault, a Class II felony, burglary, a Class IIA felony, sexual abuse of a senior adult, a Class IIIA felony, and a D.U.I. second offense, a Class IV misdemeanor. Jenkins pled not guilty to all 4 charges, and has a jury trial scheduled for February of 2023.

Wilson Baker, 29 of Broken Bow, pled not guilty to 2 charges of terroristic threats, Class IIIA felonies. Baker’s attorney told the court that a plea agreement had tentatively been reached, but it was not ready to be entered on record.

Robert Edwards Sr., 76 of Shreveport, Louisiana, pled no contest via plea agreement to one count of third degree sexual assault of a child, a Class IIIA felony. Edwards is sentenced to 3 years in prison with credit for 721 days served, as per his agreement.

Jayme Pohl, 40, of Littleton, Colorado, faces three charges: two alleged possessions of controlled substances (methamphetamine and cocaine) with intent to distribute, Class IC and ID felonies, respectively, and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), a Class III misdemeanor. He will be entering a plea agreement in October of this year.

Dominique Ducote, 49 of Grand Island, had a continuance of her pretrial hearing granted; she is charged with alleged theft by unlawful taking (over $5000), a Class IIA felony, and issuing a bad check, aggregated, a Class I misdemeanor.

Lanna Martinez-Ward, 46 of Broken Bow, returned to court to have her case continued into October. She currently faces 4 charges to which she previously pled not guilty.

Chance Smith, 32 of Cozad, also returned to court. His case will be continued to February. He pled not guilty to all five charges against him in August.

Justin Arrowsmith, 37 of Broken Bow, faces two cases: the first charges him with alleged burglary, a Class IIA felony, use of a weapon to commit a felony, a Class III felony, and criminal mischief, a Class II misdemeanor. In his second case, he is charged with one count of alleged terroristic threats, a Class IIIA felony.

Stephen Thomas, 35 also of Broken Bow, had his violation probation dismissed by the court.