A 26-year-old Sheridan man changed his plea on numerous charges at a hearing Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
Pursuant to terms of a plea agreement reached with the State, Kolter Kekich changed his plea on four charges stemming from three separate cases between December of last year and March of this year. Kekich pleaded “guilty” to three felony drug possession charges, two for methamphetamine, one for marijuana, and one count of misdemeanor defrauding a drug or alcohol test.
The plea agreement recommends 2 ½ to 4 years in prison for each of the felonies, and to run the sentences concurrently. The drug possession charges are being prosecuted as felonies due to the fact that Kekich has 9 previous similar convictions of drug possession. District Court Judge John Fenn ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and set the date for sentencing for August 17 at 9am. Kekich had his bond revoked and he was remanded to the custody of the Sheridan County Detention Center to await sentencing. Kekich is currently serving a jail sentence in the Detention Center for a DUI conviction in Circuit Court.