Omar Garcia pleads not guilty in separate cases

Booking photo courtesy Scotts Bluff County Corrections

A 20 year old Scottsbluff man entered not guilty pleas to all charges in two separate cases during his arraignment hearing in Scotts Bluff County District Court Friday. In one case, Omar Garcia will face trial on drug and weapons charges after allegedly pulling a stolen gun on another man during a dispute. In the other case, Garcia is accused of providing false information to an officer when he identified himself as his brother when he was cited for a traffic violation last year.

Garcia will face trial in July on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, terroristic threats, use of a firearm to commit a felony, and possession of methamphetamine. Court documents say Garcia pulled the gun from his waistband and cocked a semi-automatic handgun while the two men were having an argument in the basement of an 8th Avenue Scottsbluff home.

Trial is set for the August jury term on a charge of criminal impersonation. Bond in that case was reduced from $50,000 to $5,000 with a 10% cash provision.

In the prior case however, bond remains at $250,000 with a 10% cash provision. Garcia remains in custody in the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center.

A pretrial conference in the criminal impersonation case is set for July 24th and in the weapon, threat and drug case a pretrial conference will be held on June 26th.

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