Recent felonies

Published on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:05
Written by thenebraskasigna

Three Geneva residents and a Geneva YRTC resident have recently had felony cases made against them bound over to the Fillmore County District Court.
On June 13, Fillmore County Court Judge Michael P. Burns found probable cause to bind the Class 3A felony charge of Strangulation made against Bryan D. Kucko, 51, of Geneva over to district court.  Kucko is scheduled to be arraigned on the felony count on Tuesday, July 10, at 9:30 a.m., in the Fillmore County District Court.
According to court records, Fillmore County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) deputies responded to an alleged disturbing the peace call at 11:01 p.m., on F Street in Geneva. After arriving at the residence, Kucko was later arrested for an alleged domestic assault situation.  Court documents indicate the defendant's breath tested .135 for alcohol content at the time of the arrest.
On June 12, Karolin Thi Tran, 18, Geneva YRTC, accepted a written plea agreement with the Fillmore County Attorney's Office and pleaded guilty to attempted 2nd degree assault, a Class 3A felony.  Tran was originally charged with a Class 2A felony resulting from her actions at the Geneva YRTC on March 30.  The defendant was involved in an assault on the campus in Geneva.
Fillmore County District Court Judge Vicky Johnson ordered a pre-sentence investigation to take place.  Tran will be sentenced in district court on Tuesday, July 10, at 10:45 a.m.
On May 30, Fillmore County Court Judge Michael O. Mead found probable cause to bind three felony charges made against Joshua Matthew Croom Williamson, 39, a/k/a J.D. Moxie, Geneva, over to district court.  Moxie is charged with Terroristic threats, a Class 3A felony; Use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, a Class 1C felony; and Unlawful/intentional discharge of a firearm, a Class 1D felony.  The two Class 1 felonies each carry a minimum five-year hard sentence.
On June 12, Moxie entered a not guilty plead to the charges.  Fillmore County District Court Judge Vicky Johnson tentatively set the matter down for trial for September 11, at 9:45 a.m.  Discovery motions were filed.  Clay County Attorney Ted Griess is special prosecutor for the case.  Judge Johnson lowered Moxie's bond to a P.R. bond with daily morning check-ins.
According to court documents, Moxie has been involved in an ongoing feud with a 22 year old Geneva man.  On April 15, a call came into the FCSO 911 Center with the caller saying three gun shots had been fired outside her residence.  FCSO deputies and officers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) responded to the scene and allegedly found bullet casings at the scene. Later, during the serving of a search warrant, matching bullets and spent bullets were allegedly found in an outbuilding at the residence where Moxie lives.
On May 30, Fillmore County Court Judge Michael O. Mead found probable cause to bind two Class 3A felonies made against Joseph E. Molnar, 45, Geneva, over to district court.  Molnar is charged with Terroristic threats and Strangulation.
On June 12, Molnar appeared in the Fillmore County District Court and entered a plead of guilty to both charges.  The two counts each carry a maximum of three years in jail and a possible fine.  After being asked several times by Judge Johnson, the defendant refused legal representation during the arraignment.
Court records indicate that on May 11, Molnar was involved in a physical confrontation with his sister at her (their) residence in Geneva.  Court documents state a child called the FCSO 911 Center on May 11 and reported her mom was assaulted.  Molnar also punched out a front window at the residence during the same period of time. Clay County Attorney Ted Griess is special prosecutor for this case.
"I plead guilty to all charges made against me," said Molnar at the June 12 arraignment.  The defendant also indicated he had a written statement prepared, but Judge Johnson denied his request to read it. Judge Johnson ruled their was sufficient evidence that the defendant committed the crimes and ordered a pre-sentence investigation to take place.  Molnar is slated to be sentenced on the felony counts on Tuesday, August 14, at 10:15 a.m.