What was expected to be a two hour preliminary hearing, ended up being a brief court appearance. Former Executive Officer with the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, Tracy Shane Roberts (44) appeared in Riley County District Court Tuesday afternoon in front of Judge William Malcolm.
Attorney, Britain Stites stepped in for Defense Attorney, Larry McRell during the hearing. Stites stated that Roberts wanted to waive his right to the preliminary hearing on all 30 counts. All of these charges are alleged felony theft charges.
Malcolm accepted Roberts’s decision to waive the prelim, and scheduled an arraignment for March 10th at 2:30 p.m. in front of Judge Meryl Wilson.