Local man enters plea in assault case

One of two men arrested for reportedly threatening and assaulting residents with a firearm September 3rd has entered a no contest plea. 27 year old James Billingsley entered the plea to use of a weapon to commit a felony in exchange for a terroristic threats count being dismissed. Billingsley will be sentenced in January.

Court documents say Billingsley and 28 year old Ray Camacho of Gering were taken into custody after a car they were riding in was stopped by law enforcement on Highway 26 near the Monument Mall. The men are believed to have been involved in a disturbance at an East Overland business parking lot where a firearm was brandished. Police also say they entered a home in Scottsbluff where a man was attacked with a weapon while an armed male looked on.

Ammunition and a firearm were recovered when their vehicle was stopped by law enforcement.

Camacho will have a jury trial in January on 6 counts of terroristic threats, 6 counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Camacho is being held on $950,000 bond.

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