A preliminary hearing date has been set in the audit case of a former Merrick County Sherriff’s department employee.
The hearing for Lori Sautter, who is charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking, a Class III felony, has been set for July 31, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Sautter has yet to enter a plea has she has not formally been read the charges against her. She will be formally charged at the hearing.
Both Merrick County Sherriff Kevin Campbell and Merrick County Attorney Lynelle Homolka have been advised to make no public comment on the case by the state’s attorney general’s office.