Daniel Le’Voughnte Preston is scheduled to be seen in the District Court of McPherson County for a preliminary hearing at 1:15 p.m., Dec. 5 for the charges of kidnapping and robbery. He has been assigned Brent Boyer as his court appointed counsel.
Preston, 24, was booked into the McPherson County Jail at 10:03 a.m., Nov. 25 on the charges of kidnapping, robbery and probation violation. In District court he is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond for the charge of kidnapping, no bond for the charge of robbery and $500 for the charge of probation violation. In addition, he is being held in lieu of a $310 bond for a failure to appear charge in the McPherson Municipal Court.
According to court documents, on Nov. 17, 2017, Preston according to the law allegedly kidnapped Cristin Nickel. In addition, on the same day, Preston allegedly took property from the same individual.
Kidnapping is a level 3 person felony that can carry 55 to 247 months of incarceration, fines up to $300,000 and up to 36 months of probation. Robbery is a level 5 person felony carrying 31 to 136 months of incarceration, fines up to $300,000 and up to 24 months probation.
Preston was transferred from Salina after facing charges there as well. At approximately 9 p.m. on Nov. 10, Salina law enforcement were called to the 100 block of North Connecticut Avenue in Salina for a call of a disorderly person. Officers made contact with Preston and discovered the arrest warrants for robbery and kidnapping out of McPherson County. When they attempted to arrest him, Preston assumed what law enforcement described as a “fighting stance” with clenched fists. After threatening to use a taser on him, Preston was arrested. After being handcuffed, he attempted to get away and bumped an officer in the process. The officer’s name tag was torn off and his pants were ripped during the incident.
In addition to the charges in McPherson County, Preston was charged with one count of interfering with law enforcement, one count of battery of a law enforcement officer, one count of assault of a law enforcement officer and one count of damage to property for the incident in Salina.