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Hotes appears in court


Dale Hotes appeared in Cheyenne County district court with his lawyer Don Miller in front of Honorable Judge Weimer Wednesday.

Hotes has been charged with attempted assault on a police officer, a Class IV felony, and terrorist threats, which is a Class III felony. If found guilty on all charges Hotes will face up to six years in prison.

An application was previously submitted to the court for a competency evaluation to be performed on Hotes to determine if he was competent enough to stand trial. After being evaluated in Lincoln by an expert, it was determined that Hotes is competent to stand trial.

Hotes requested to uphold his right of being served his charges by the sheriff’s office and have them in his possession to review that document for 24 hours before continuing on with his trial. He also requested that his bond be reduced so he can be released from jail.

Judge Weimer directed that Hotes be served his papers in the Cheyenne County jail that day and then return to court the next day, (Thursday) for a decision on bond. Hotes had not appeared as of press time.


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