Casey Burgess

Casey Monroe Burgess, 26, of Sidney, was incarcerated on Jan. 1, after Sidney Police Department responded to a 911 call at approximately 2:08 a.m. of a possible assault by a man with a knife.

Burgess was taken into custody on two charges of assault with a weapon, two charges of assault — purposely or knowingly causing bodily injury to another, one charge of obstructing a peace officer, and one charge of criminal trespass to property.

Burgess is currently being held in the Richland County Jail awaiting his next hearing set for Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. Bond is currently set at $100,000. The defendant has requested to speak with an attorney.

If convicted, Burgess could face up to 20 years for each assault with a weapon charge, along with a maximum $50,000 fine for each charge. Assault carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and up to $500 in fines. Obstructing a peace officer carries a maximum of six months in jail and up to $500 in fines. Criminal trespassing has a max of six months in jail and up to $500 in fines. Sentences may run consecutively or concurrently.

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