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Macomber Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

Stephen Alan Macomber pleaded not guilty to 10 charges in Marshall County District Court Tuesday morning. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on June 7, 2010. The incident included the shooting Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Fernando Salcedo and the kidnapping of Hedy Saville who lives in Blue Rapids.

Macomber pleaded not guilty to:

— Attempted first-degree murder of Deputy Fernando Salcedo.

— Aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.

— Aggravated robbery of Salcedo, whose patrol car was stolen.

— Aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

— Kidnapping of Hedy Saville.

— Burglary of Saville’s Blue Rapids home.

— Aggravated assault of Saville.

— Criminal threat.

— Two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Macomber’s Trail for charges related to the shooting of Deputy Salcedo will begin May 31st. The Trial for charges related to the abduction of Saville is scheduled to begin June 6.

Macomber also faces a charge of premeditated first-degree murder Shawnee County for the June 7th slaying of Ryan Lofton, age 26, who was shot in the driveway of his southeast Topeka home.

Macomber also is charged in U.S. District Court with the June 4th holdup of a bank in Bellevue, Nebraska.

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