Felony criminal conspiracy charge against Aaron Greene dismissed
Chase County Judge Ed Steenburg dismissed felony criminal conspiracy charges against Aaron Greene of Imperial.
Following a preliminary hearing Friday, Oct. 6, Judge Steenburg ruled the county attorney’s office did not show sufficient evidence to support the charge.
The charges stem from a June 20 confrontation with Imperial Police Officer Daniel Morales that occurred south of Imperial near the city dump and transfer station.
Dick Clark of Lincoln, Greene’s attorney, said the judge’s ruling vindicated Greene of any felony criminal wrongdoing.
Greene still faces a misdemeanor charge for failure to inform an officer of a concealed carry permit. Arraignment on that count is set for Oct. 25.
In a separate ruling, Judge Steenburg also dismissed felony criminal conspiracy charges against Ryan Greene, Aaron’s brother, who was also present at the confrontation.
Again, Steenburg said the county did not meet the burden of proof on the conspiracy charge.
Ryan Greene was also charged with two felony counts of making terroristic threats during the incident.
Steenburg said the county showed enough probable cause on those charges and bound the case over to District Court.