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County Court: Thefts, drugs, assaultTell North Platte what you think

Ted L. Evans, 66, of Wallace waived his preliminary hearing Sept. 20 on a charge of second degree assault, and his case was bound over to district court.

Evans’ troubles started in August when he became angry about his son-in-law, Lawrence Kidd moving back in with his daughter just after serving six weeks in jail for assaulting the daughter. Allegedly Evans tried to run Kidd down with a pickup at his daughters home in Wallace.

Evans faces a class III felony, punishable by 1-20 years imprisonment.


Arielle Hughes, 23, of North Platte, was arraigned Sept. 24 on three separate charges of possession of methamphetamine, alzapram and codeine. She requested a public defender and bond was set at $10,000.

A state Patrol Trooper stopped Hughes for a traffic violation at around 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Fourth and Hayes and found cause to search Hughes and the vehicle. He found meth and pharmaceutical drugs that were not in prescription containers.


Jeremy Torres, 27, of North Platte, was arraigned for aiding and abetting shoplifting and failure to appear.

Torres has a long arrest list according to sheriff’s records. His charges date back to 2004 and includes of terroristic threats, 48 counts of criminal mischief, five charges of possession of amphetamine, as well as trespassing and disturbing the peace. The record also shows domestic assault, probation violations, five contempt of court charges and seven listings for failure to appear.

This time, bond was set at $5,000 and Torres requested a public defender. He is set to be back in county court on Sept. 26.


A 29-year-old North Platte man was sentenced to 90 days jail Sept. 20 after pleading guilty to unauthorized use of a financial device. Jeremy Tobey pled guilty to the charge and Lincoln County Judge Kent Turnbull gave him the 90 days with credit for 28 days served.

Tobey apparently used his employers, Paulsen Inc., to buy gas for his personal vehicle. Turnbull also ordered restitution of $481.79 to Paulsen’s.


Ann Cox, also known as Ann Ponce, of North Platte was arraigned Sept. 24 on two counts of fraud for writing bad checks.

Cox/Ponce allegedly wrote bad paper at the Sports Shoppe, Brown Harano Studio and twice at the Lincoln Highway Diner. She has a rather long record of passing bad checks. She was arrested twice in 2005 and once in 2010 for theft.

She asked for a public defender and her bond was set at $5,000.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 9/24/2013
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