Robbery case connected to Fonner Park murder heading to district court
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island teen’s case, connected to a murder at Fonner Park, has been bound over to Hall County District Court.
Lane Harris, 17, appeared in Hall County Court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing on two felony charges he faces. He’s charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
A judge ruled there was probable cause to send the case to trial court.
The charging documents claim that Harris stole money from Todd Scherer and that he was involved in a conspiracy to rob Scherer.
Investigators referred to Harris by his initials in documents related to charges against Logan Hunts Horse and Austin Kelly. Those documents indicate Harris was with the other suspects when they met with Scherer before his murder, that Harris followed the other suspects back to Scherer’s tack room in a horse barn, and that Harris left Fonner Park and went to Walmart with the other suspects after Scherer was shot.
Previous testimony during a probable cause hearing for Hunts Horse indicated however that Harris stayed behind at Walmart when the other suspects returned to Fonner Park. After Hunts Horse and Kelly returned to Fonner Park, Scherer was struck with a baseball bat when they discovered he was still alive.
The cases against Hunts Horse and Kelly have been transferred to trial court.
As for Harris, he’s due back in court on June 6 at 9 a.m. for his arraignment. The judge released Harris on $5,000 bond.
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