An Atkinson couple waived each of their preliminary hearings on Sept. 4 in Holt County Court and were bound over to district court.

Preston D. Janzing, 38, and Sally Weber, 35, are facing numerous felony charges after an alleged incident on July 7 involving a 17-year-old Stuart male.

The couple is to appear for arraignment on Sept. 24 in district court. 

Weber faces two counts of aiding and abetting, one a Class 2 felony and the second a Class 3A felony; terroristic threats, a Class 3 felony and disturbing the peace, a Class 3 misdemeanor.

Janzing, a felon, faces aiding and abetting, a Class 2 felony; two counts of strangulation, both Class 3 felonies; first-degree false imprisonment, a Class 3 felony; and disturbing the peace, a Class 3 misdemeanor.

He was convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a minor in 2001. 

The Holt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the minor victim’s mother and stepfather Charity and Kelly Myers of Stuart in the early hours of the morning on July 7. Deputy Sgt. Mark Liewer later met with the victim. 

According to the arrest warrant, the victim stated Weber had started messaging him through social media shortly after midnight pretending to be her minor daughter. The victim believed he was corresponding with Weber’s daughter and agreed to let the daughter pick him up.

Once the vehicle arrived at the Myers’ residence in Stuart, the victim opened the passenger door and realized Weber’s daughter was not in the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by Janzing and Weber. 

After driving away with the victim, the couple later returned him to his residence and then confronted the Myers couple.  

The couple was arrested on July 9 and taken to Holt County Jail. They were later released on 10 percent of a $75,000 bond each. 

Charity Myers and her son filed a protection order against Weber and Janzing on July 10 in district court.

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I grew up 10 miles southwest of Stuart on the Greger family ranch. I graduated from West Holt Public Schools in Atkinson in 1997 and Northeast Community College in Norfolk in journalism in 1999.

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