Written by Al Stover
Brady Hove appeared in Montana’s 15th Judicial Court, July 10, to plead not guilty to the felony charge of issuing bad checks by common scheme.
According to charging documents, Hove issued nine checks from Dec. 11, 2011, to Jan. 6, 2012. Hove issued one check to the Annex Bar in Froid for the amount of $68.75. In the same city, he issued eight checks to Mint Bar, which is also known as Rod’s Mint Bar and Cafe, and Rod’s Mint, ranging from $50 to $161.75. The total amount of the nine checks came to $671.25.
The penalty of a person convicted of issuing bad checks by common scheme shall be is a fine of $50,000, imprisonment not to exceed 10 years or both.
Hove’s bond is currently set at $2,500. He also said he had a farm in Sheridan County. Judge David Cybulski said he would allow Hove to work on the farm as a condition of his bond.
Hove is expected to have an omnibus hearing, Aug. 14, at 1:15 p.m., while his jury trial date is scheduled for Sept. 26 at 9 a.m.