The case against Daniel Le’Voughnte Preston was continued this week by request of the prosecution. According to a motion filed by the State, the alleged victim in the case Cristin Nickel has likely relocated and they were unable to serve her with a subpoena. They are attempting to obtain a current address.
Preston, 24, was brought before Judge John Klenda in the District Court of McPherson County on Dec. 5, 2019 on charges of kidnapping, robbery property and probation violation. An evidentiary hearing was supposed to take place this week, however Klenda granted the motion to continue and the hearing has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.
Preston was booked into the McPherson County Jail at 10:03 a.m., Nov. 25, 2019 though the charges are stemming from an incident that occurred years ago. Court documents show that Preston is accused of kidnapping Nickel on Nov. 17, 2017. 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.
Preston is currently being held in the McPherson County Law Enforcement Center on a 60-day sanction for a probation violation in an unrelated matter. After the sanction, the case for a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia will be closed and the matter of bond for the current kidnapping and robbery case will be looked at.