In Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday, 17-year-old Donovon P. Neuman had his Preliminary Hearing before Judge John Sampson on three counts of burglary.
Sheridan Police Officer Dan Keller testified that on July 25, 2009, Neuman was eventually picked up at his Clarendon Street home as having matched the description given by several residents whose cars had been burgled in the early morning hours. He had also been overheard bragging to peers as they drove by one of the victims' homes, "There's a car I jacked last night."
Prosecuting attorney Darci Arsene (requested that Judge Sampson set a high cash bond because for someone so young, he already had a history of several misdemeanors on top of the three burglary counts. Neuman's attorney, Shelley Cundiff, asked the judge to set a lesser bond, but Sampson agreed with Arsene and set a $25,000 cash only bond.
Sampson told Neuman, "It's sad that all these young people insist on living as rebels without a cause that will effect the rest of their life."
Neuman was transported to the Casper Juvenile Detention Center to be held until further proceedings are scheduled on the burglary case.
That case was not, however, the only reason Neuman was in court yesterday. He also was on the docket to make his initial appearance for driving under the influence of a controlled substance, marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana on Tuesday, February 2nd. He ran a stop sign at Sparrow Hawk Road and Highway 331, which caused several other vehicles to be almost run off the roadway to avoid a crash.
Deputy Mandy Madry stopped Neuman's car, and in questioning him, could smell the odor of what she believed to be marijuana. Sgt. Kody Lamb and his K-9 were summoned, and marijuana was found in the car.
This incident was in direct violation of his bond conditions on the burglary charge.