Variety of cases heard in Red Willow District Court

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

McCOOK, Neb. — Sentencings in Red Willow County District Court in McCook on Oct. 1 included:

— Cody J. Maples, 29, no address available, in a plea agreement in CR17-89, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class IV felony, and attempted possession of a deadly weapon (a knife with a 10-inch blade) by a prohibited person, a Class III felony, following his arrest in October 2017. Charges of driving under suspension before reinstatement, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an open container were dismissed. Sentenced to 36 months probation, to run concurrently with a second sentence of 36 months probation in CR18-33, in which he pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, following another arrest in May 2018.

— Charles Raymond Canaday Jr., 37, pleaded guilty to a charge of escape while under arrest on a felony charge, a Class III felony. A charge of theft/unlawful taking (the theft of a pickup) was dismissed. Sentenced to 18 months with the Nebraska Department of Corrections (given credit for 77 days served), and ordered to complete nine months of post-release supervision and to pay court costs. Canaday was an inmate serving time (sentenced in Greeley, Howard, Sheridan and Valley counties) for felony burglary and criminal mischief at the Nebraska Department of Corrections Work Ethic Camp in McCook when he escaped on Dec. 21, 2016. Canaday was found and arrested in a Chadron residence in November 2017.

— Zachary P. Shepherd, 39, McCook, pleaded guilty to violation of Nebraska’s sex offender registry act, enhanced to a Class IIIA felony because of previous convictions of the same violation. Sentenced to 360 days in jail (credit given for 95 days served) and ordered to complete 12 months post-release supervision and to pay court costs