Plea Changes in District Court

Two plea changes were part of the schedule Wednesday in District Court.
Two plea changes were part of the schedule Wednesday in District Court.

23-year-old Sheridan resident Kyle Reuter changed his plea to guilty Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Reuter was charged with Possession of Child Pornography in 2009 when his computer was confiscated by his probation officer, and later found to contain images of underage children engaged in sexual acts.

At that time, Reuter's probation was revoked and he admitted to the probation revocation in September of last year. Reuter was on probation for a similar charge that occurred in 2007, when he plead guilty to Promoting Obscenity.

Terms of the plea agreement that Reuter plead guilty to Wednesday state that he serve 3 to 5 years in prison to run concurrently with his sentence he received for the probation revocation, which means Reuter will get credit for time served.

District Court Judge John Fenn ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled a sentencing date of May 11th. The Court is under no terms to accept the plea agreement that was reached between the State and the defendant.

26-year-old Amanda Craig was scheduled to have an adjudication trial in District Court Wednesday; however, she changed her plea and admitted to the probation revocation.

Craig's probation was revoked when she was unsuccessfully discharged from the VOA Gathering Place, where she was receiving treatment for substance abuse. Craig plead guilty to the charge of Forgery in June of 2010.

After admitting to the probation revocation, Judge Fenn imposed the initial sentence that was handed down for the Forgery charge of 2 to 5 years. However, it was suspended by the Court in lieu of a 120-day split sentence.

Fenn also ordered Craig to successfully complete the Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse program at the Gathering Place and placed her on four years of supervised probation.

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