Two Broken Bow Men Sentenced in District Court

BROKEN BOW – The Custer County District Court handed down sentences to two Broken Bow residents on Thursday, June 23.

Kenneth Loucks, 44, appeared in court for allegedly violating probation. Loucks admitted to the probation violation. Judge Noakes sentenced him to 90 days in jail with credit for 8 days served, following the proposed plea agreement. He will report to jail Friday, July 1 at 9 a.m.

Cooper Brass, 22, received a probation sentence of four years to run concurrently with a sentence he is already serving from a Custer County Court case. Brass had been found guilty of two counts of stalking (both Class IIIA felonies) in District Court on May 19, 2022. Deputy County Attorney Kayla Haberstick stated before the sentencing that she believed Brass was a good candidate for probation because the pre-sentence paperwork indicated that he was making great progress. Brass’s attorney agreed, adding that Brass has complied completely with his probation and counseling obligations.

Three others were arraigned in court. Stephen Hirsch, 63, of Callaway, appeared without legal representation and faces four alleged charges of animal cruelty (Class IV felonies), to which he pled not guilty. Each Class IV felony carries no minimum sentence and a maximum sentence of two years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both. His trial is set for October 24, 2022.

Danny Millsap, 54, faces two alleged charges of possession of a controlled substance (both Class IV felonies). Millsap pled no contest to the first charge of possession of methamphetamine, and as part of a plea agreement with the state, the other charge against him was dropped. A sentence will be issued on August 4, 2022.

Hunter Eller, 25, of Oconto, faces two charges of alleged first-degree sexual assault (Class II felonies) and pled not guilty to both counts. Each Class II felony has a minimum charge of one-year imprisonment and a maximum charge of 50 years in prison. The trial is slated for October 24, 2022.