Preston Case Proceeds to Evidentiary Hearing

Daniel Le’Voughnte Preston

Daniel Le’Voughnte Preston appeared in front of Judge John Klenda in the District Court of McPherson County this afternoon. Preston, 24 asked to proceed with an evidentiary hearing for the case in which he is charged with kidnapping and robbery. The evidentiary hearing will examine the testimony and evidence to determine if there is enough in the case to proceed. The hearing is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. on Jan. 14, 2020.

Preston was booked into the McPherson County Jail at 10:03 a.m., Nov. 25 on the charges of kidnapping, robbery property and probation violation. 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.

While initially it seemed Preston’s attorney, Brent Boyer would discuss the matter of bond, Preston was seen prior to the preliminary hearing for a motion to revoke his bond in an unrelated matter. He did not contest the allegation against him and therefore had his probation revoked. The probation for a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was to last for one year. Klenda ruled that Preston will now serve a 60-day sanction in the McPherson County Law Enforcement Center, after which, the case will be closed. Once the 60 days have been served, Boyer indicated he would discuss bond for the current kidnapping and robbery case.

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 of probation.

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