Terry Houchin, 30, pled not guilty Monday to two counts of burglary and one count of burglary of Ideal Linen. Houchin and Jacob Moser, 24, of North Platte, are charged in the Jan. 9 burglary of a safe from Ideal Linen.
Police said the back door was pried open. The thieves apparently drove off in an Ideal Linen delivery truck that was recovered near Lake Maloney, but the safe wasn't in it.
The two are also charged with burglarizing Kohler Trailer Sales in May, but those charges will be heard later.
Defense attorney Michael Nozicka asked for more time to take statements and prepare his case on Moser’s behalf.
Lincoln County Attorney Rebecca Harling had no objection. She noted that Moser is also implicated in the May 22 burglary of Kohler's in which cash and a safe were also taken.
Harling said it would be best to bundle the charges together and she also said there may be another charge against Moser in the near future.
Moser is currently held on a $50,000 bond, plus he is charged with violating the terms of an earlier release from jail and is held without bond on those charges, according to court records.
Another accused thief -- Terry Houchin, 30, -- pled not guilty Monday to two counts of burglary and one count of burglary of Ideal Linen.
After Houchin entered his plea, defense attorney Kent Florom, standing in for Robert Lindemeier, asked for more time to interview witnesses.
Lincoln County Attorney Rebecca Harling had no objections to the continuance. She said she also needed more time to prepare the prosecution and she said another charge might be added against Houchin.
Houchin’s bond remains at $100,000.
Both men returned to jail. They are scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 26.