Circuit Court Judge Robert Denhardt uphold all charges against four suspects in the mid-December home invasion case in Lander. Mark Eisnnicher, 33, Daquen Eisnnicher, 20, Brittany Church, 23, and a 17-year-old boy, all of Lander, have been bound over to District Court on the following charges: two counts of Aiding and Abetting Aggravated Battery, Burglary, and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Battery. The Fremont County Attorney's Office used testimony from Lander Police Det. Sgt. Randy Lutterman in today's preliminary hearing for all four subjects. Each of the four had public defenders who cross examined the witness. Most of the testimony re-asserted the allegations filed in the affidavit
, that states the quartet severely
beat Joseph Juare and Donna Harris. The four were allegedly led to Juare's
home by Wade Wheeler, who said someone at the home had stolen $100 from
him. Both victims suffered broken bones
, and Harris reportedly had
complications from the attack that led to her being life flighted to Casper.
Lutterman said that in an interview with Church, she said that the man they
were looking for was named "Ed." However, he had gained no knowledge of who
Ed is. Wheeler is reportedly still being sought by authorities.
The defense attorneys all argued that not enough evidence was presented to
constitute a conspiracy for the attack. However, Denhardt said there was
probable cause for the charge because Church reportedly told the group to
"kill him," which initiated the attack. When they all worked in concert,
that constituted a conspiracy. Denhardt said it was reasonable to believe
that the attackers might have intended to kill Juare.
The burglary was upheld because the quartet allegedly forced their way into
the home to carry out the attack. Burglary, by state statute, means
entering a location without permission to carry out a felony.
The Aiding and Abetting charges were upheld because they all allegedly
helped each other carry the beating.
Denhardt declined to hear any arguments on lowering bond. Each of the
defendants is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond. In the coming weeks,
arraignments for each will be held, and they will enter pleas.
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