Photo by Amber Hickert
Todd Williams with one of his portraits at the Frontier County Enterprise in Curtis.
Matthew Paul Schmitz of Maywood, NE appeared before the Court of Hayes County on April, 28th, 2015 for sentencing on an incident that had occurred in Hayes Center on May 17, 2014.
On April 28th the Court sentenced Matt to the custody of Hayes County Sheriff for a period of sixty days in the Hayes County Jail for Count II-Terroristic Threats; sixty days in Jail for Count III- Terroristic Threats; and sixty days in Jail for Count IV- Terroristic Threats. Schmitz has been granted credit for time served of twenty five days and may be entitled to good time.
Schmitz has been placed on probation for a period of sixty months on Counts I, V and VI, which include: Criminal Attempt-Possession of a Deadly Weapon (Firearm) During Commission of a Felony, Criminal Attempt- Assault in the First Degree, and Driving While Intoxicated (Third Offense). He is to pay $1,000 on Count VI and pay restitution of $33,822.62 to the victim Roger Scott.
Matt shall serve one hundred and eighty days in Jail on count I- Criminal Attempt-Possession of a Deadly Weapon (Firearm) During Commission of a Felony, and a term of one hundred and eighty days in jail on Count V- Criminal Attempt- Assault in the First Degree. Sentences are to be served concurrently with one another, but consecutive to the sentences of Counts II, III, and IV. He also shall serve sixty days on Count VI- Driving While Intoxicated (Third Offense).
According to the Hayes County Attorney Gene Garner Matt will be serving one hundred and eighty days on count I and count V, sixty days on count II, sixty days on count III, sixty days on count IV, and sixty days on count VI.
Upon release of Jail he shall obtain a continuous alcohol monitoring devise (“CAM”), better known as an ankle bracelet, for sixty days. His license has also been revoked for a time of 5 years, from the date he is released from the Hayes County Jail. He is to also install an approved ignition interlock device in his vehicle.
If any violations, he will be brought before the court for further proceedings as provided by law.
Courtesy Photo- On Tuesday, April 28th a pickup and trailer were on its way up the hill to the vet clinic on West 6th Street in Curtis, when the trailer came disconnected from the pickup.
The trailer began to roll backwards down West 6th as it came to a halt in the play area of Happy House Daycare. There were no injuries during the accident, kids from the Daycare were inside for lunch and nap hour. The daycare had railroad ties underneath the fence that had helped the trailer come to a stop. Drivers name was not released.
Gary Obermiller age 61 of Valentine, Nebraska was arrested for Third Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. Obermiller was arrested on April 10, 2015 and had bonded out on April 13, 2015. The bond set for Obermiller was $25,000.
According to the Frontier County Sheriffs Department the alleged incident had taken place at the Cambridge Lake on the weekend of June 15, 2014. The victim of the incident was 12 years old and from Kansas.
“The State Patrol handled all of the interviews and Deputies from Frontier County are also working on the case.” said Sheriff Dan Rupp.
The charge of third degree sexual assault of a child is a class IIIA felony. Count I: on or about the month of June, 2014 did subject H.O. to sexual contact when he was nineteen year of age or older and when H.O. was fourteen years of age or younger.
Obermiller will appear in the Frontier County Court on Friday, May 1st.