Sheridan Man Arraigned for Felony Theft

A Sheridan man was arraigned in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan Tuesday for the charge of felony theft. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Felony Theft

On October 23, an officer with the Sheridan Police Department was dispatched to Sheridan Liquor on Sugarland Drive to investigate a report of theft. Store Owner Chad Franklin reported that an employee of his, Monte Johnson, had been taking money from a cash safe within the business and there were several video recordings of him committing the alleged criminal activity. At an arraignment hearing Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan, the 59-year-old Johnson pleaded not guilty to one count of felony theft.

District Court Judge Darci Phillips scheduled a #2 stack three day jury trial to begin on April 24 and set the pretrial conference for March 21 at 9:30 am. Johnson’s bond was continued under the same terms and conditions that were previously set forth in Circuit Court. Felony theft is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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