Lance J. Powers, 22, Hebron, was supposed to be sentenced Thursday morning after being found guilty of attempted burglary stemming from an incident that took place over a year ago. In July 2010, he is accused of entering Tillie’s Bar and Grill in Byron and taking cigarettes valued at $293.60. Attempted burglary is a misdemeanor I.
His case was continued to Sep. 1 at 9:45 a.m., after he failed to contact a probation officer during the presentence time. Powers’ attorney Heath Stewart said it was due to a misunderstanding. District Judge Vicky Johnson allowed Powers the extra time to make contact.
In a separate case, Kevin R. Wiedel, 49, Hebron, appeared for a pretrial on a charge of felony DUS (driving under suspension), but after reaching a plea agreement filed a plea of “no contest” to attempted DUS downgrading the charge to a misdemeanor I. Sentencing is scheduled for October 6, at 10 a.m.
Both men face up to a $1,000 fine, up to one year in jail or both with no minimum.