North Platte man charged in deadly hit-and-run makes plea deal

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP There's a plea deal in a January hit and run case that killed a North Platte man. Lincoln County District Judge Michael Piccolo dismissed a felony manslaughter charge against Ryan Baade on Monday. Baade will be sentenced Aug. 19th.

Court records show Baade will now be sentenced on a felony leaving the scene of an accident under the plea agreement.

As police looked for Baade in January, they searched his home and found methamphetamine. Baade will be sentenced on the drug and accident charges on August 19th. Baaade could be sent to prison for up to six years.

May 20, 2019
The man accused of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident in January plead not guilty in Lincoln County District Court.

Ryan Baade appeared in court with his attorney Martin Troshynski on Monday.

He faces a maximum of our years imprisonment and two years post-release supervision or a $25,000 fine or both.

Baade is also charged on a seperate case for possession of methamphetamine.

He also plead not guilty to that charge.

Baade's $250,000 bond was continued on both cases.

A status hearing is set for June 17.

David Kohlmeier died after he was hit on Rodeo Road on January 25th.

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