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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Bond motion denied for suspect in Pizza Hut robbery, Mental health eval requested for second suspect

  • For a second time since his arrest, Steven Somerville has been denied a bond modification to lower his $100,000 bond.
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  • For a second time since his arrest, Steven Somerville has been denied a bond modification to lower his $100,000 bond. Defense attorney Louis Podrebarac represented 36-year-old Steven Somerville and stated his client needed medical attention for a torn rotator cuff which required surgery. He also presented a doctor's note claiming Somerville has been diagnosed with Hepatitis B and C in the past as well as suffered cirrhosis of the liver.
    Podrebarac requested the defendants bond be changed from $100,000 to $50,000. His request was denied.
    Somerville was arrested Sept.15 on a warrant out of Ford County District Court for the alleged crimes of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and counterfeiting.
    The DCPD was dispatched to the Pizza Hut on Wyatt Earp Blvd. at 11:40 p.m. Aug. 9 where they were informed that two suspects had confronted employees with a weapon and demanded cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken by the suspects who left the area on foot, according to a news release from the police department.
    Police also arrested 21-year-old Adam Nipper of Dodge City Aug. 10 in connection with the robbery.
    On Aug. 13 Nipper's attorney, Steve Cott requested his client undergo an evaluation by Area Mental Health prior to his next hearing. The results of the evaluation will be presented in court this Thursday at 1 p.m.

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