Written by Devon Boen
Darian Damm, the 18-year-old charged with burglarizing Val-Am convenience store earlier this summer in Culbertson, is set to stand trial by jury in the Montana 15th Judicial District Court in Wolf Point.
Damm and two other young men who are also facing charges, Levi Haren and James Carpenter, allegedly broke into the store on June 26 in the early hours of the morning and stole over $5,500 in cash and coins.
Damm’s bond was originally set at $50,000 but was reduced to $25,000 at a July hearing. He was able to post the reduced amount and has been out on bond for over a month.
While many cases are typically resolved with a plea agreement or some other type of alternative solution rather than a true trial by jury, Damm is scheduled to face a pool of 45 of his peers on Nov. 15 at 9 a.m.
The clerk of district court said the trial would in fact happen unless some type of plea agreement was reached between now and November.