Butler County Times Gazette
  • Loman pleads no contest to theft charges

  • James Scott Lomon entered a plea of no contest to several of the charges he faced
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  • James Scott Lomon entered a plea of no contest to several of the charges he faced in to different thefts that occurred in Butler County.
    The plea agreement was announced before Judge David Ricke Monday morning in Butler County District Court. The thefts occurred on or about Aug. 24, 2010 and between Oct. 29 and 30, 2013.
    In the 2010 charges, Lomon pleaded no contest to one count of theft, a level 9 non-person felony.
    Defense councilor Chris Pate said the state was recommending they follow the presumptive sentence which would be prison and would run concurrent with the other charges, as well as run consecutively for any case on which Lomon was on probation for at the time of the offense.
    In the 2013 charges, he pleaded no contest to counts 1 and 3 for non-residential burglary, count 5 for interference with a law enforcement officer and count 6, harming or killing a dog, specifically Augusta Police dog Rico. The remaining counts were dismissed by the state. The state also recommended the same guidelines for this plea.
    After Ricke reviewed the charges with Lomon and asked if he understood his plea of no contest, the court found Lomon convicted of the five charges and ordered a pre-sentence report to be completed.
    Sentencing will be held on March 17.
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