Motion to move Eagle Elk case to juvenile court denied
A motion to move the case of 16 year old Guy Eagle Elk to juvenile court has been denied by District Judge Travis O'Gorman. Eagle Elk is accused of aiding in the fatal assault of Scotts Bluff County Corrections Officer Amanda Baker.
Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner said he was made aware of O'Gorman's decision in a letter Friday afternoon following a hearing Friday morning on the motion.
Eagle Elk is accused of advising first degree murder defendant Dylan Cardeilhac about the planned attack and his intent to escape.
Nebraska State Patrol investigator Stacy Lundgren testified during the preliminary hearing that the two teens spoke between their cells Lundgren said Eagle Elk talked to Cardilhac about a choke hold, told him it would be easier to target the female corrections officer, and even taunted Cardeilhac when he was beginning to waiver on carrying out the attack.
Eagle Elk is being held on a $500,000 bond after he entered entered a not guilty plea in March to aiding and abetting first degree assault. He faces a July jury trial.
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