Donald Wyman, 49, of North Platte, was convicted Monday of issuing bad checks after he pled no contest to one count of issuing a bad check and another count of attempting to issue a bad check. Wyman was initially charged with writing three bad checks. Sentencing is set for Feb. 25
His criminal record includes charges of contempt of court, five counts of failure to appear, five protection order violations, a stalking charge, a charge of terroristic threats, a charge of intimidation and several DUI and DUS charges.
In other district court action, Kenneth Cassell, 30 of North Platte, pled not guilty to accessory to a felony.
Defense attorney Kent Florom asked for and received more time to take depositions and get information together.
Cassell was arrested Nov. 19 along with Stephen Marquez after a traffic stop. Officers noticed drug paraphernalia in the car, according to the police report. A drug dog indicated the odor of drugs. During the search police found two handguns and a shotgun. Marquez was charged as a felon in possession of a firearm. Police said Cassell gave conflicting stories about the guns and they charged him with being an accessory to a felony and giving false information.
Felipe Carland, 32, of North Platte pleaded not guilty possession and distribution of a controlled substance (Clonazepam). Defense attorney Martin Troshynski noted that Carland has been in jail since mid-November.
Carland was arrested Nov. 19 when police investigated a report of an intoxicated man banging on the door trying to break into a house in the 600 block of Rodeo Road. Police found a broken window.
Carland was first cited for disturbing the peace and criminal mischief. Later, police said he was found to have Clonazepam and was cited for possession.
Troshynski asked for a bond reduction. Lincoln County Attorney Rebecca Harling objected, noting that Carland’s bond has been lowered once already from the original $50,000.
District Judge Richard Birch denied the reduction.
Carland remains in jail on a $25.000 bond.
Cortney Lopez, 23, of North Platte, pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Defense attorney Mike Nozicka asked for time to take depositions and the judge agreed.
Lopez was arrested Nov. 11 while a passenger in a car driven by Tyler Keup that was stopped for a traffic violation.
Lopez has been in jail since on a $10,000 bond.