Highlights from Monday’s District Court action:
- Tracy Black, 53, of Wyoming, will serve one and a half to three years in the State Penitentiary for his role in the attempted robbery of the Farmer’s State Bank in Wallace. Black and Drew Steier, 20, are responsible for the botched robbery of the bank in August 2012. In an agreement with prosecutors, Black pleaded guilty to Attempted Robbery. Authorities say Black waited in the car while Steier entered the bank and brandished a gun, demanding money from the teller. No money was taken. Police located the duo a short time later in Imperial and determined that the gun used was fake. Prior to sentencing, Black told District Court Judge Donald Rowlands that he is extremely sorry and an incident such as this will never happen again.
- Michael Stone was sentenced to two to six years in prison for Possession of Stolen Property. Stone was arrested following a traffic stop in September of 2012 after Police discovered that Stone had seven active warrants in Lincoln County. Judge Rowlands noted Stone’s extensive criminal record that dated back to 1999 as a reason for the prison sentence. The charge stems from Stone taking his girlfriend’s car. His attorney, Mike Nozicka, told the Court that Stone took the vehicle with permission, but kept it for much longer than the victim had authorized.
- Ryan Marwardt, 28, pleaded No Contest to three misdemeanor charges of Criminal Mischief, First Degree Trespassing and Resisting Arrest after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Markwardt along with Thomas Keefer are accused of burglarizing a residence on North Bailey Street in January of last year. He will be sentenced on May 6.
- Jamey Koch, 40, pleaded guilty to Attempted Burglary and Possession of Methamphetamine after a plea deal with Prosecutors. Koch is accused of breaking into Gracie Mae’s Bakery on March 4. Officers arrived at the business to find the front door broken out and located Koch inside. Following a search of Koch’s person, officers found two small baggies that contained methamphetamine. He will be sentenced on the felony charges on May 6.
- Latonya Campbell, aka Latonya Tyan, entered a No Contest plea to Possession of a Controlled Substance-Hydrocodone after she reached a deal with prosecutors. She was arrested on a warrant following a traffic stop. During a search subsequent to arrest, officers located hydrocodone pills in Campbell’s front pocket. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail and was given credit for 17 days. She must report to the Lincoln County Detention Center on April 4. Campbell waived her right to a pre-sentence investigation.