Case held up for man accused of terrorizing daughterPresho man also facing federal court charge after drug-fueled incident.
By: Chris Mueller, The Daily Republic
KENNEBEC — A Lyman County court hearing for a Presho man accused of kidnapping and abusing his 10-year-old daughter was postponed Thursday because of another charge against him in federal court.
Clinton Brown, 35, was indicted by a Lyman County grand jury in September on 14 felony and three misdemeanor charges for allegedly kidnapping his 10-year-old daughter Aug. 17, then choking her, firing a gun near her head and striking her with the butt of a gun. He was also charged for an incident on Aug. 15, his daughter’s birthday, when he allegedly shot her dog in front of her.
Brown was allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine and marijuana at the time of the incidents.
He was scheduled to appear in court Thursday at the Lyman County Courthouse in Kennebec for a motions hearing, but the hearing was postponed because Brown remains in custody for a pending federal charge and was unable to appear, and his court-appointed attorney Larry Hollman was unable to contact Brown to ask for his consent to hold the hearing without him.
Brown was indicted Dec. 11 by a federal grand jury on one count of being a felon and drug user in possession of a firearm. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release on that charge.
Brown has pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled to stand trial in January.
As of Thursday, Brown was still in federal custody.
“We may have to wait until the feds are done with him,” Hollman told Judge Patricia DeVaney.
As late as Thursday afternoon, Hollman said he still believed Brown would make his court appearance in Lyman County.
The Lyman County hearing was postponed until January.