CUSTER COUNTY— A Broken Bow man has been released on a personal recognizance (PR) bond after he made his first appearance in Custer County Court on Monday, January 6.
Louis Valdez, 22 of Broken Bow, made his first appearance in court as he is facing a single charge of possession of a controlled substance to wit THC (class IV felony).
Valdez requested a court-appointed attorney and Public Defender Michael Borders was assigned by Judge Tami Schendt. Following the assigning of the public defender, Judge Schendt set the case for a preliminary hearing on February 3 at 3 PM.
During his bond review, Valdez indicated that he lived in Broken Bow and he also understood that if he were released on a PR bond, his residence could be searched at any time. After indicating that he understood the conditions of the bond, Judge Schendt reduced the bond to PR.