Deferred Prosecution Recommended at Arraignment

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(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

An arraignment for a 25-year-old charged with two felonies for his role in stealing a truck last month, was held Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

According to court documents, on December 3, Jamie Gomez was charged with Felony Theft and Felony Wrongful Taking or Disposing of Property, for allegedly stealing a pickup truck from a motel on North Main Street in Sheridan and getting the pickup stuck in the snow on Red Grade Road.

Pursuant to terms of a plea agreement with the State, Gomez pleaded “guilty” to the theft charge and “not guilty” to the Wrongful Taking of Property charge. The plea deal calls for a deferred prosecution and three years of supervised probation for the theft charge and dismisses the other charge. District Court Judge John Fenn reminded Gomez that the Court is by no means bound by the terms of the plea agreement, and could reject the plea deal altogether at sentencing. Both of the felony charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.

Judge Fenn ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and set the date for sentencing for March 5 at 9:45 am.

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