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By Sandy Schroth

Sentencing in 2018 crime delayed due to COVID-19


April 16, 2020

Joel Schrader, 48, of Martel, one of three men convicted in a 2018 burglary at a business in Atkinson, was granted continuance of his sentencing, due to COVID-19 concern.

Schrader, who pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony charge of attempted burglary in January this year after reaching a plea deal in Holt County district court and was to be sentenced by the Honorable Mark Kozisek on March 30, is now set for sentencing Oct. 19.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and defense counsel’s wish to keep himself, his family and those around him safe, defense counsel would like to avoid in-person cour...

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