A Granby woman has been bound over for trial while her husband has had another pre-trial conference set in a drug distribution and child endangerment case.
Bobbie Soto, 40, waived a preliminary hearing on Monday and was bound over for trial. An arraignment has been set for 10 a.m. Feb. 3 in Newton County Presiding Judge Timothy Perigo’s courtroom.
Meanwhile, her husband, 40-year-old Noe Soto, will be back in court at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 for a pre-trial conference. That proceeding will be heard by Newton County Division II Associate Circuit Court Judge Greg Stremel.
The two are charged with distribution of a controlled substance, a Class B felony that carries a punishment of up to 15 years in prison, and child endangerment, a charge that carries a penalty of up to five years in prison, if a conviction is reached.
Authorities served the warrant at 10577 Cherokee Road in Granby, seizing 95 grams of methamphetamine, various drug paraphernalia, and several thousand dollars in cash.
Four children, ages 2 to 16, were taken into protective custody.
Noe Soto also faces distribution charges in an earlier case, which was moved on Nov. 15 from McDonald County on a change of venue.
In March, Noe Soto was charged with driving while under the influence of drugs. On Friday, Newton County Prosecutor Jake Skouby filed a motion to revoke bond in that case.
In 2009, Soto entered an Alford plea in McDonald County Associate Circuit Court to a charge of second-degree assault. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
An Alford plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but rather that the state has enough evidence to make a guilty conviction likely.
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The former treasurer of the Seneca Parent Teacher Organization has been bound over for trial on charges she stole approximately $25,000 from the organization.
Lant, who waived her preliminary hearing, will be arraigned at 9 a.m. Jan. 27. Newton County Presiding Judge Timothy Perigo will hear the proceeding.
The charge is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison if a conviction is reached.
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An Oklahoma manaccused of possession of a controlled substance and assault on a law enforcement officer will be back in court Feb. 24 for a pre-trial conference.
Shawn Moore will appear at 2 p.m. before Newton County Presiding Judge Timothy Perigo.
Moore, 52, of Quapaw, Okla., faces a count of possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony punishable by up to seven years in prison if a conviction is reached, and assault on a law enforcement officer, a Class B charge that carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.
Moore has pleaded not guilty in the case.