An Oakdale man pleaded guilty in two cases involving drugs during district court last week.
Nicholas Mook appeared with his attorney Brad Montag. A plea agreement had been reached in each of his two cases. Mook pleaded guilty in the first case to one charge of possession of meth, a Class IV felony. In case two Mook pleaded guilty to one count of criminal attempt of delivery of meth, a class III felony.
Montag made a request to Judge Mark Johnson to reduce his bond in both cases to the objection of the state. Johnson sustained the motion and in case one the bond was lowered from 10 percent of $30,000 to 10 percent of $10,000. The bond was lowered from 10 percent of $25,000 in case two to 10 percent of $10,000.
His sentencing will be held on April 27, 2016.
Jacob Boutwell, 37, appeared with his attorney Pat Carney for arraignment. Boutwell pleaded not guilty to one count of strangulation, a class IV felony and one count 3rd degree domestic assault, which is a Class I misdemeanor. Bout well will appear for pretrial June 29.
Carney requested a bond reduction, so his client could attend the Norfolk Rescue Mission. Johnson denied the request. Bond remains at 10 percent of $30,000 and Boutwell was remanded to the custody of the Antelope County Sheriff.
Vincent Lee also made a district court appearance for arraignment. He is being charged with one count violation of the sex offender act. Lee pleaded not guilty and will appear for pretrial on April 27.
Carney requested that Lee's bond be reduced to a personal recognizance bond, but it was denied by Johnson. Bond remains at 10 percent of $5,000.
Drew Steskal and Amos Mosel did not appear in court. Steskal is currently incarcerated in Iowa and has ties to Mosel's case.
Proceedings for Julie Lierman and Jessica Reddest were continued.