Two Casper men suspected in separate, recent standoffs with law enforcement appeared for hearings Thursday in Natrona County Circuit Court.

While Zachary Lovelace’s preliminary hearing was postponed, Christopher Eads waived his hearing. Eads’ case was then bound over to county district court, which handles felony charges.

During a preliminary hearing, a circuit court judge determines whether there is probable cause for a felony case to move on to the next court.

Eads, 34, faces 11 felony charges in connection to a two-county crime spree after investigators attempted to stop him on June 3 for allegedly bringing drugs into Casper from Colorado.

Prosecutors charged Lovelace, 37, with six felonies for allegedly pointing a gun at a man, hiding from law enforcement in a relative’s house and shooting in the direction of nearby officers on June 2.

Lovelace’s attorney, public defender Rob Oldham, asked Circuit Court Judge Michael Patchen to lower Lovelace’s $500,000 bond, but Patchen denied the request.

Both men remained in custody Thursday morning.

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Elise Schmelzer joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 after graduating from the University of Missouri and interning at newspapers around the country. As features editor, she oversees arts and culture coverage and reports stories on a broad variety of topics.

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