A rural Neligh man denied that he violated his probation order.
On Wednesday, Doug Carpenter, 39, denied the allegation that he violated his probation order. Carpenter appeared for arraignment in Antelope County District Court in front of Judge Mark Johnson. He is being represented by Ron Temple of Norfolk.
Johnson read the allegations, which included statements that Carpenter allegedly made to a Pierce County Deputy. He allegedly admitted to driving a 4-wheeler across a pasture to the victim's home on September 5, and then looked into the windows of the home for 10 minutes before entering. According to the statements, Carpenter "didn't think anyone was home and entered because he was feeling lonely."
The victim said she saw a man standing in her bedroom door, she screamed, and he ran off, Johnson said.
After Carpenter denied the allegations, Judge Johnson set his evidentiary hearing for Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. He is being held in the Antelope County Jail on 10 percent of $25,000 bond, and has been ordered to have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the victim.
Carpenter is currently on probation for crimes associated with same victim in 2011. He was convicted of theft by unlawful taking, stalking, and two counts of intimidation by telephone, all class I misdemeanors. On May 31, 2012, Carpenter was sentenced to 180 days in jail and placed on probation for four years.