Casey Burgess

Casey Monroe Burgess, 26, of Sidney, appeared in Seventh Judicial District Court on Monday, Jan. 13, on two charges of assault with a weapon, a felony, and one charge of misdemeanor assault.

Charges stem from an alleged incident on Jan. 1, at approximately 2:08 a.m., when Sidney Police Department responded to a residence on a report of a man with a knife. Burgess was taken into custody at that time.

During the alleged incident, Burgess is accused of harming two victims with a knife and hitting another person in the face with an object. Count two of assault with a weapon stems from alleged stabbing threats made by Burgess during the same incident. The last charge of misdemeanor assault is from the defendant allegedly throwing another victim against a wall.

Burgess entered a not guilty plea on all charges.

Burgess also appeared in district court on a bench warrant for failure to appear at a status hearing for a previous case on Dec. 17. Bond for that case is set at $20,000 and the state did not request a change in that amount.

The next hearing in the case is an omnibus hearing on Monday, Feb. 10, at 9:15  a.m.

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