LeFever charged with five felonies

Luke LeFever, 22, was arraigned in Custer County District Court last week on five felony counts, all stemming from incidents which took place in Custer County Aug. 13, 2010. LeFever has been charged with; Count 1: felon in possession of a firearm, Count 2: possession of a stolen firearm; Count 3: possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; Count 4: willful reckless driving; and Count 5: operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. Count 1 is a Class 1D Felony, with a possible penalty of 3-50 years in prison. Count 2 is a Class III felony with a possible penalty of 1-20 years and/or $25,000 fine or both; while counts 4 and 5 are both Class IV felonies. A Class IV felony has no minimum sentence and a maximum of 5 years in prison, and/or $10,000 fine or both. LeFever plead not guilty to all five charges against him. A jury trail was set for Feb. 14, 2011, with pretrial conference set for Jan. 20, 2011. He remains in custody in the Custer County Jail on a $250,000 bond. One sentencing also took place in District Court Oct. 28. Samuel C. Myers, 26 of Broken Bow, was sentenced to one year probation on one count of distribution of marijuana. County Attorney Tami Schendt told Judge Karin Noakes that after reading the presentence investigation on Myers the state was convinced he is not a problem and did not oppose probation in the case.