A 39-year-old Norfolk man appeared in Holt County Court on June 7 for charges related to a burglary at a residence in O’Neill.

Budd D. Sholes, formerly of Emmet, waived his preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court for two counts of burglary, a Class 2A felony; theft-unlawful taking $0-$500, a Class 2 misdemeanor; theft-unlawful taking $501-$1,499, a Class 1 misdemeanor; and theft-receiving stolen property $0-$500, a Class 2 misdemeanor.

A bond was set at 10 percent of $50,000 on Feb. 13. His arraignment has been set for July 1 in district court.

According to court documents,  Sgt. Robert Jensen with the O’Neill Police Department (OPD) executed a search warrant at Sholes residence near 490th Avenue and 876th Road northeast of O’Neill.

The search warrant was ordered due to thefts and burglary throughout O’Neill. Both the OPD and Holt County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the search.

According to the police report, numerous drug paraphernalia related to both marijuana and methamphetamine were located and crystallized substance suspected to be methamphetamine.

Vehicle registrations, insurance cards, house keys, vehicle keys and miscellaneous women’s jewelry as well as numerous others items were found throughout the residence which included the victim’s information.

A large flat screen TV and mounting bracket reported stolen from a local business were located. A digital camera and case also were found with the victim’s name still labeled on the items.

According to law enforcement several other items at the residence appeared to be stolen, but no reports had been filed. 

After being transported to Holt County Sheriff’s Office for questioning, other stolen items were allegedly located in his vehicle from a burglary at a area business last winter.

Sholes was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Holt County Jail.



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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