District Court News

An arraignment hearing in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan was held this week for 53-year-old Scott Jackson for the charge of felony DUI. Jackson pleaded not guilty to the charge at the hearing and District Court Judge Darci Phillips scheduled a two-day jury trial for December 12 and set the pretrial conference for November 10 at 9 am. The alleged crime occurred on July 8 in Sheridan and is being prosecuted as a felony because Jackson has four previous DUI convictions. Felony DUI is punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Also from District Court – 26-year-old Ross Nutter, at an order to show cause hearing, denied that he violated the terms and conditions of his probation.  The State filed a motion to revoke Nutter’s probation on July 13 for failing to successfully complete a treatment program. In 2018, Nutter received a deferred prosecution and was placed on 4 to 5 years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to the charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree. Judge Phillips said an adjudication hearing will be set in the next 15 days and remanded Nutter to the custody of the Sheridan County Detention Center where he will be held without bond until the hearing.

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