The dramatic case of Garland Nelson took another turn Tuesday when a stealing charge against the Braymer man was dismisses and then refiled in Caldwell County.
Nelson, who is accused in the 2019 double murder of two brothers from Wisconsin, is also accused of Class D felony stealing of a motor vehicle in a separate case.
At a virtual hearing Tuesday that charge was dismissed when a key prosecution witness was put into COVID-19 quarantine. Prosecutors however refiled those charges in Caldwell County.
Nelson is accused of convincing another man he was jailed with to move a tractor trailer that did not belong to Nelson.
Nelson is due in Caldwell County Court Thursday at 10 A.M. in front of Judge Jason Kanoy on those stealing charges.
Nelson’s trial in the case of the murder of the Diemel brothers is scheduled for trial in Johnson County on June 6, 2022 with Judge R. Michael Wagner presiding. The state has indicated they will seek the death penalty in that case.