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Esch arraigned in patrol car shooting

April 23, 2012

Trent Esch, 35 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County Court Monday morning on two charges related to a March 18 incident of a shooting at an unoccupied Custer County Deputy Sheriff's vehicle. Esch turned himself in to authorities April 10.

Esch was arraigned on: Count 1 - felony criminal mischief, a Class IV felony; Count 2 - use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, a Class IC felony.

The defendant also requested a reduction of bond, which was denied. Esch remains in custody on $5 million bond with 10 percent privilege.

A preliminary hearing was set for May 14 at 2 p.m.

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