Two Arraigned in District Court

Sheridan County Courthouse Addition
Sheridan County Courthouse Addition

19-year-old Eulalia Garcia was arraigned on four counts in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. They are: Count 1 – Felony Larceny; Count 2 – Conspiracy to Commit Burglary; Count 3 – Larceny; and Count 4 – Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, to a Minor.

The charges are for three separate instances that court documents allege to have taken place on November 11, 2010. For Counts 1 and 2, Garcia is charged with entering into an agreement with Daniel Hemmer to break into the home of Rex and Laura Welty at 1384 Holloway in Sheridan with the intent to commit larceny. She is also alleged to have broken into the Welty's home and stolen coins from a safe.

These two counts are both felonies and each carry a potential sentence of ten years in prison, a fine of $10,000 or both.

Count 3, a misdemeanor, alleges that Garcia stole a computer and a television from the home of Bruce Todd at 1337 Holloway. It carries a possible sentence of six months in jail, a fine of $750 or both.

And Count 4, a felony, alleges that Garcia delivered Methamphetamine to a 15-year-old. That charge carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $10,000 or both.

Garcia plead “Not Guilty” to all four counts. Judge John Fenn set a two-day trial for May 4th and 5th, 2011. Bond remains the same and she is in custody at the Sheridan County Detention Center.

Also arraigned Thursday was 41-year-old Michael Benjamin on two counts: Count 1 – Felony Domestic Battery for allegedly on November 24th, 2010 knowingly causing physical harm to Robin Emery in their home. This is the third time he's been charged with this crime against a person in the last five years. It carries a possible sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $2,000 or both.

Count 2 – Interference with an Emergency Call – alleges that on that same date, Benjamin prevented Robin Emery from calling 9-1-1. The charge is a misdemeanor and carries a possible sentence of six months in jail, a fine of $750 or both.

Benjamin plead “Not Guilty” to both charges, and a one-day trial has been scheduled for May 4th or 5th. Bond has been continued. He is not incarcerated, but he is to have no contact with Emery.

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