Four sentenced in busy day at District Court

A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a pair of Class III felony charges on Tuesday Feb. 19th in Richardson County District Court.

Cody Naber, formerly of Humboldt, was arraigned on two counts of burglary stemming from two separate burglaries that occurred near Humboldt last summer.

The first incident took place at a cabin owned by John Cander located on 711 Road last July 1st in which several items were reported stolen.

The second incident occurred on July 4th  of last year at the home of Rick and Donna Dettmann, located north and east of Humboldt.

Naber and the late Justin Kanniard reportedly stole ammunition and several firearms from the residence. Naber, who is a nephew to the Dettmann’s, and Kanniard allegedly took the stolen items to their house in Pawnee City, then went back to Humboldt to watch the fireworks celebration with the Dettmann’s. The items were reported stolen to the Richardson County Sheriff’s Office later that night.

Kanniard, who was also under investigation, committed suicide 12 days later when he jumped out of a pickup he was driving with a rope attached to the steering column and tied around his neck.

A jury trial for Naber is scheduled for April 10th.

Class III felonies carry a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.

Also in District Court:

– Daniel Worton, 22, of Falls City was sentenced to five years of Intensive Supervision Probation with the Work Ethic Camp located in McCook. Worton was found guilty of attempted burglary and attempted possession of a stolen firearm, both Class IV felonies. Worton pleaded no contest on January 8th as part of a plea agreement.

The charges stemmed from a home break-in last July in which Worton and 18-year-old Chance Dunback of Salem broke into a home at 202 East 8th St. in Falls City, pointed a gun at the home owner and demanded medication.

– Robert A. Hendricks, 53, of Falls City was sentenced in three separate cases.

Hendricks  received a prison term of 18-to-36 months on a felony charge of attempted possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He pleaded no contest in January as part of a plea agreement and two other charges were dismissed. Hendricks will be eligible for parole in nine months and was given credit for 240 days served.

In the second case, Hendricks received six months in prison for a charge of attempted 2nd degree assault after an assault on another inmate that occurred last November.

In the third case, Hendricks was sentenced to one year in the Richardson County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance.

The sentences were ordered to run concurrent.

Hendricks was ordered to pay court costs totaling $427.00.

– Travis E. Ries, 21, of Pawnee City was sentenced to five to seven years in prison for  possession of a stolen firearm, a Class III felony. Ries allegedly attempted to sell two stolen guns to a woman in Humboldt in January of 2012.

He was given credit for 71 days served and will be eligible for parole in 2015.

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