FALLS CITY – A burglary suspect accused of driving through a Falls City park to elude police did not show up in court Tuesday.
Defense Attorney Steven Mercure said he had no contact with 43-year-old Travis Kirkendall, so he doesn’t know why he did not appear in court for arraignment. Mercure asked for a continuance.
Deputy Richardson County Attorney Samantha Scheitel objected to the continuance, saying that Kirkendall “does not have the best record for appearing.” She noted that he has numerous cases before the court.
The district judge set bond Tuesday at $75,000 on the burglary charge and $100,000 on allegations that he drove a stolen van through the city park.
He was also mentioned in a state fire marshal’s investigation regarding the use of an explosive device at the Spirit Shoppe in Falls City. The suspect, 39-year-old April Feighner, reportedly discussed the Sept. 18 explosion with Kirkendall at the Richardson County jail.
Kirkendall is scheduled for county court Nov. 5 on the resisting arrest charge.