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Joekel Pleads Not Guilty

Kyle Joekel, the man Gage County authorities searched for for a year after he led them on a high speed chase, that ended in Oketo, for making terroristic threats at a bar in Barneston and now under arrest in Louisiana for first degree murder charges of 2 Louisiana Sheriff’s deputies, which happened almost a year to the day of the events in Barneston and Oketo, pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted first degree murder.  A second scheduled hearing will be held December 14th, although the cases may not go to trial until the end of next year.  Joekel is being held without bond.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.