It was a busy day on Thursday, Nov. 6, at District Court as 18 criminal cases were heard by Judge Vicky Johnson.
Austin Virus, 26, of Hebron, pled not guilty to four counts, including strangulation, terroristic threats and domestic assault.
Nickalas Lutt pled not guilty to one count of theft. Matthew
Wright pled not guilty to one count of burglary and one count of theft.
Virus, Lutt and Wright are scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 4 at 9:45 a.m. for their pre-trials.
Nicholas Thieman pled not guilty to charges burglary and theft. Thieman will go to trial in February and waived his right to speedy trial until then.
Gary Little III, who was bound over from county court, pled not guilty to one count of theft. His pre-trial is set for Jan. 8.
Two men also in attendance are accused of violating the sex offender registry, a class IV felony. Larry Sharp pled not guilty while Timothy Tscharner, 26, pled guilty. Both are scheduled to appear in court Jan. 8.
Several sentencings were also served last Thursday. Andrew Collins, who pled guilty to theft, was sentenced to probation for 48 months and faces up to 20 years of incarceration if he violates his probation.
Leonard Horn, who was charged with violating his probation, was sentenced to 48 hours in Thayer County Jail.
Johnathon Wilson, who pled guilty to criminal mischief, was sentenced to 60 months probation.
Matthew Meyer, a previous felon who pled guilty to possession of a deadly weapon, was sentenced to five to ten years in prison with 140 days credit.
James Humphrey and Juston Schmidt both had their trial dates set for April 2015. Both waived their right to speedy trail until April. Humphrey is charged with first degree sexual assault of a child, first degree sexual assault of a minor, third degree sexual assault and third degree sexual assault of a child. Schmidt is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child and two counts of incest.
Kyle Wolford pled not guilty to a charge of first degree assault on account of self-defense. His pre-trial is set for Feb. 5 at 10:15 a.m.