Would-be bank robbers Drew Steier, 19, and Tracy Black, 52, were arraigned Thursday in Lincoln County Court.
Steier is charged with entering the Farmerís State Bank in Wallace and trying to rob the place while holding a handgun. Black is charged with driving the pickup. The two left town on a county road and were arrested in a neighboring county about an hour later.
Both men are from Evanston, Wyo.
Defense Attorney Blaine Gillett said Black would waive his right to a preliminary hearing in county court and he asked Turnbull for a reduced bond. Turnbull granted the request, reducing bond from $500,000 to $250,000 and bound the case over to district court.
Black said he couldnít pay the bond, even at the reduced amount.
Steierís case was continued for a week to give court-appointed attorney Patrick Hays time to study the charges and talk with his client.
James I. Pittman, 37, and two other North Platte residents were arraigned for allegedly giving marijuana to children, and child abuse.
Shaun Cohen, 19, and Shanna L. Wilson, 41, were charged with the same crimes.
Each bond is set at $150,000. All three asked the court to appoint public defenders.
Kyle Veirs, 25, pled guilty to theft Thursday and was sentenced to the time he'd served (two days) in jail. It didn't take Veirs long to return. He was back in jail on Friday.
Veirs was initially charged with trespassing and theft on Aug. 10. A witness said he went into Big Red Liquor, but was intoxicated and was told to leave. He returned later, grabbed a bottle of rum and tried to run off. An employee caught him and held him until police arrived, Prosecutor Jennifer Wellan said.
After Veirs was released Thursday, he went to a friendís house and was told by the friend he could stay there. But his friendís dad evidently felt differently and called the police.
Veirs asked the court to be released on his own recognizance but Lincoln County Judge Mike Piccolo refused, setting bond at $2,500.
Since November, Veirs has been arrested seven times, charged with disturbing the peace, assault, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, aiding and abetting theft, theft by taking and trespassing.
Jasmine A. Sanchez was charged with writing a bad check for $900 to Bill Kramer. She asked for a public defender and her bond was set at $2,500.
Andrew Sanchez was charged with theft by taking more than $500 from Carl Kirkland. Andrew Sanchez was also charged with second-degree trespassing and his bond was set at $10,000.
Andrew Sanchez told Judge Piccolo that law officers have mistakenly confused him with his brother. Piccolo advised him to talk it over with his attorney.
Sanchez asked the court to appoint a public defender.