A judge allows a Plattsmouth man convicted of felony threats to enter treatment center. As a result, the sentencing hearing for 26-year-old Marcus J. Munhall of Plattsmouth is indefinitely postponed.
As he was arrested over three months ago, Munhall made verbal threats to another man not only while police were present, but also threatened one of the police officers and the officer’s family, said the prosecution.
He now stands convicted of a Class IV Felony of terroristic threats.
The Cassgram reports Julie Bear of the public defender’s office brought Munhall before Cass County District Court Judge Randall Rehmeier on Tuesday. She said there was an opening in the NOVA center in Omaha and thought the intensive inpatient center would be the best way for Munhall to deal with problems which are mostly the result of alcohol abuse. “He desperately needs this treatment,” said Bear. “He needs a different, long-rage program.” The timing was important because the opening was the next day.
Chief Deputy Cass County Attorney Colin Palm argued against Bear’s request citing Munhall’s adult court record that included 30 entries. Palm noted that the threats Munhall made included death threats and that he continued to make the threats several hours after being booked into jail.