BEATRICE – A Carroll, Iowa man who previously failed to show up for his trial in Gage County District Court, is a no-show again.
Robert Waite was to be sentenced Thursday in Beatrice, for third-degree assault and attempted failure to appear.
Waite was previously scheduled to go on trial late last September, on charges of strangulation, 1st-degree false imprisonment and 3rd-degree domestic assault. His attorney, Gage County Public Defender Lee Timan (TYE-mun) Thursday told the presiding judge that he had received a communication from his client, that he would be late for his Thursday sentencing hearing.
District Judge Julie Smith denied a defense request to reschedule.
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Waite had appeared previously, on December 21st, on a plea agreement. Waite entered no contest pleas.
The judge revoked Waite’s bond, but did not order it to be forfeited. Smith issued a bench warrant with the order that Waite be held in custody for court, should he arrive.