Thursday CourtsWritten by Kent Winder
Preliminary Hearing Set For Keup
A North Platte man released from prison early after he murdered a North Platte girl as a teenager will have a preliminary hearing in Lincoln County Court.
Lincoln County Judge Mike Piccolo set 29-year-old Tyler Keup's hearing for December 6th at 1:30 p.m.
Keup was arrested after police conducted a stop on his vehicle last Sunday.
Probable cause existed to arrest Keup in reference to two previous incidents of distribution of meth.
Keup is being charged with two counts of distribution of meth, possession of Adderal, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Keup was arrested in August 2000 when he was 16, for killing Maricella Martinez.
He was originally sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.
In 2011, former Lincoln County District Judge John Murphy over turned the murder conviction and changed it to manslaughter.
Keup's sentence was reduced to 20-years.
He was released for time served.
Shugart Bound Over To District Court
A North Platte man who stabbed another man on East 4th street has his case bound over to Lincoln County District Court..
34-year-old Quincey Shugart waived his preliminary hearing in Lincoln County Court on Thursday and was bound over to district court by Lincoln County Judge Mike Piccolo.
Shugart's bond was lowered from $100,000 to $50,000
He is facing charges of 2nd degree aggravated assault.
According to the North Platte Police Department the 23-year-old victim reported that he and Shugart were involved in a physical altercation during which Shugart brandished a knife and stabbed him.
The victim was transported to the hospital where he received medical attention for lacerations to his neck and torso.