Garland Joseph Nelson pleads “not guilty” to stealing during court appearance

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Braymer resident Garland Joseph Nelson appeared via Polycom video on Monday in Caldwell County Circuit Court where he waived formal arraignment and pleaded NOT guilty to a felony stealing charge.

At the request of the defendants’ attorney, Circuit Court Judge Brent Elliott continued this case until February 9th.

A law enforcement officers’ probable cause statement accuses 26-year-old Nelson of convincing another man he owned a semi-tractor parked at a Braymer residence and requested that it be moved, allegedly without the actual owner’s consent.

Nelson remains in custody on multiple other charges which include two counts of first-degree murder. Those cases remain, on a change of venue, in the Johnson County Circuit Court. Judge Michael Wagner has denied the defense attorney’s request to have confidential contact visits with Nelson. The case was set for a review of motions on December 22nd.