Second man charged in 2011 rural burglary

A second man has been charged in relation to a rural burglary in Scotts Bluff County that occurred in January of 2011. 38 year old Tony L. McBride had a first appearance in Scotts Bluff County Court Wednesday on a charge of Burglary, a class 3 felony.

30 year old Jonas Nolde was already sentenced in June to 18 months probation after entering a no contest plea to a lesser charge of attempted burglary in April in exchange for his testimony in McBride's case.

According to court documents, a resident on County Road 11 in rural Scotts Bluff County reported a burglary on January 27th of 2011. A neighbor reported seeing a white pickup truck parked near the victim's fuel tanks. A deputy photographed tire tracks and foot prints at that time.

Then in February, a Scottsbluff pawn shop reported two items of property that were sold by the suspect, Jonas Nolde. The items included a Magellan GPS unit and an infared laser thermometer. Current Mitchell Police Chief Mike Cotant, then a Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Investigator, went to Nolde's residence, where he photographed a white pickup that was later identified by the witness who saw a pickup at the crime scene. Nolde was interviewed but not arrested at the time. Subsequently, Nolde was arrested after a warrant was issued in November.

McBride is being held on $25,000 bond, and will have a preliminary hearing is set for next Wednesday, September 26th at 10 a.m.

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