An arraignment for 63-year-old Sheridan resident David Kuzara was held Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan County. Kuzara is charged with Aggravated Assault for an incident that occurred on July 27th, 2010 near the corner of Sheridan Avenue and Brundage Street. Kuzara allegedly pulled a knife on another individual in what best can be described as a “road rage” incident.
Sheridan Police tracked down Kuzara less than an hour later on Loucks Street, where Officers located a fixed blade knife within Kuzara's vehicle, just prior to his arrest. Kuzara plead “Not Guilty” to the Aggravated Assault charge, and District Court Judge John Fenn set a trial date of April 13th, 2011.
Felony Aggravated Assault is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, or any combination of both.
In an unrelated matter, James Mack, who was scheduled to be arraigned in District Court Thursday on a Felony Cruelty to Animals charge regarding an incident this past summer where Mack allegedly beat a fawn to death in his front yard of his home on Thurmond Avenue in Sheridan, has had that charge dismissed. Sheridan Media has learned that Mack's case will be refiled as a misdemeanor through Circuit Court. No court date as of yet has been set, nor was there any further information as to why the felony charge was dismissed.