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By Sandy Schroth

Wagle, Capp bound over to Antelope County district court


January 16, 2020

Two defendants waived their rights to preliminary hearings and were bound over to Antelope County district court when they faced the Honorable Donna Taylor in county court Monday, Jan. 13.

Robert E. Wagle, 35, of Summerville, South Carolina, appeared on three charges, Count I, theft by unlawful taking, more than $5,000, a Class 2A felony; Count II, first-degree false imprisonment, a Class 3A felony; and Count III, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, a Class 4 felony, all alleged Dec. 5.

Antelope County Attorney Joe Abler dismissed Count II, without prejudice. When questioned by Taylor, Abler said negotiations resulted in the action and a lesser charge will be filed in district court. Wagle is set for arraignment in district court Jan. 29. He was remanded to the custody of Antelope County sheriff Bob Moore, pending posting of bond in the amount of $200,000, 10% cash. Wagle is represented by Antelope County public defender Patrick Carney of Norfolk.

Wagle faced the Honorable Ross Stoffer in Wayne County court Jan. 6 on four felony and four misdemeanor charges related to a pursuit that ensued after he allegedly eluded officials in Antelope County on Dec. 5.

Wayne County prosecutor Eric Knutson dismissed the misdemeanor counts, without prejudice. Wagle waived his right to preliminary hearing and is scheduled for arraignment in Wayne County district court Jan. 21 on three Class 3A felony counts of assaulting a police officer with a motor vehicle and one Class 4 felony, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. His bond for the Wayne County charges is set at $750,000, 10%. Kathleen Jorgensen is his court-appointed counsel on the Wayne County allegations.

Jennifer L. Capps, 37, is charged with a Class 2A felony, theft by receiving stolen property, more than $5,000, related to a stolen vehicle recovered in Antelope County on Dec. 5. She is also set for arraignment in the district court Jan. 29. She was remanded to Moore’s custody, pending posting of bond in the amount of $25,000, 10%. She is represented by public defender Martin Klein of Neligh.


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