Butler County Times Gazette
  • Lomon pleads not guilty to multiple theft charges

  • Lomon entered a plea of not-guilty on all several charges of thefts on Oct. 29 or 30, 2013 and on Aug. 24, 2010
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  • James Scott Lomon waived his preliminary hearing in two cases in Butler County District Court Monday afternoon regarding several charges of thefts on Oct. 29 or 30, 2013 and on Aug. 24, 2010.
    The August charge states that Lomon obtained property worth at least $1,000 but less than $25,000. The property was a 1983 Datsun truck, 1,600 pounds of copper wire and radiator cores taken from A to Z Recycling.
    Then on Oct. 29 or 30 Lomon was charged with further thefts in the Latham area.
    These charges include eight counts.
    Count one is for entering without authority an outbuilding at 13890 Flint Hills Rd. with the intent to commit a theft.
    The second count was for the theft of property totaling between $1,000 and $25,000, which included a 1998 Kawasaki Mule, Lincoln AC/DC art welder, silver drill press and miscellaneous hand tools.
    He also was charged with entering without authority a metal storage building at 14980 SE 190th in Latham, a building belonging to Elk River Windfarm/Iberdola Renewables, on Oct. 30. Here he is charged with the theft of Pcore Bushing and miscellaneous electronic equipment.
    Additionally, on Oct. 30 he was charged with resisting arrest by Sgt. E.C. McCluskey of the Augusta Department of Safety, as well as inflicting harm, disability or death to a police dog, Rico.
    Other charges include criminal damage to property and criminal trespassing.
    Lomon's attorney said he is working with the state on both of the cases and thinks they can work out a plea deal. With this, both sides agreed to waive the preliminary hearing and Lomon entered a plea of not-guilty on all charges.
    In anticipation of a plea being reached, a special plea hearing was set for Feb. 3.
    Julie Clements can be reached at jclements@butlercountytimesgazette.com.

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