Taylor Trembly, 25, of North Platte, was sentenced to 380 days in the Lincoln County Detention Center. Trembly was convicted of fleeing to avoid arrest and possession of methamphetamine. Trembly ran from North Platte Police on his motorcycle in September. The chase ended when Trembly wrecked on East Philip. Officers located meth and drug paraphernalia on Trembly’s person. Judge Donald Rowlands noted Trembly’s lengthy criminal history which dates back to 2003 when he was a juvenile. Trembly was given credit for 178 days already served, and his license will be suspended for two years.
Stephanie Lopez, 26 ,of North Platte, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for theft. In November, a victim told police that she had gotten a ride to the Lincoln County Detention Center and had left her purse in the vehicle while she went inside. She said while she was inside, Lopez, who had just been released from jail, took the purse from the vehicle and left. Lopez was given credit for 23 days already served.
Sylvester LeBlanc, 19, of North Platte, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Prosecutors say LeBlanc and Jeffrey Denson robbed a woman in King’s Traler Park on February 11, 2013. Police say LeBlanc and Denson were given permission to use the restroom at the victim’s house when they pulled a gun and demanded money. Denson was located a short time later, but LeBlanc went on the run. LeBlanc was arrested at his mother’s house in Lincoln by the Metro Fugitive Task Force and returned to Lincoln County. Jury selection for LeBlanc’s trial will take place March 11th.
Daniel Smith, 35, of North Platte, was given 54 days in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Prosecutors say Smith sent an inappropriate text message to a 15-year-old girl. The defense argued that Smith was drinking when he sent the message and immediately called the girl to retract the statement. Smith was originally charged with felony child enticement, but prosecutors made a plea deal with Smith and reduced the charge. Smith was given credit for 54 days already served.
Colter Parks, 27, of Imperial, entered a plea of not guilty to three counts of distribution of child pornography. Prosecutors say Parks’ computer contained explicit sexual images of minors. Parks is facing the same charges in Chase County. Jury selection for Parks’ trail will take place March 11th.
Jordan Baker, 16, was found competent to stand trial for escape, attempted 1st degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Baker and 18-year-old Keenan Lambert are accused of stabbing two employees at the Nebraska Youth Center in North Platte, before stealing an employee’s car and escaping. The duo was caught in Dawson County. An psychological evaluation by Dr. Lee Kimzey found Baker and Lambert are both competent to stand trial for the crime. Jury selection for Baker’s trial will take place March 11th.