|Defendant’s failure to appear leads to arrest warrant|
An arrest warrant was issued for Scott R. Petro, 39, in Perkins County Court on Wednesday, April 28. The warrant was issued by Judge Edward D. Steenburg for failure to appear.
Petro was to appear on a $15,000 bond at 10 percent for arraignment on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, which is a Class III Felony dating back to April 27, 2009.
Judge Edward D. Steenburg revoked the $15,000 bond, ordered a new arrest warrant for the defendant, and set a new bond at $50,000 with a 10 percent cash provision.
A new case against the defendant was also filed on April 21, which includes three new charges.
Once arrested and brought before the court, Petro will be arraigned on the first felony possession of a firearm which occurred April 5, 2009 as well as the new charges recently filed which include:
False imprisonment, first degree, a Class 3A Felony; assault in the third degree, a Class 1 Misdemeanor; and possession of a firearm by a felon, a Class III Felony.
Prosecuting the case are Perkins County Attorney Richard H. Roberts and Deputy Perkins County Attorney Joel W. Phillips with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol in the investigation.