Omnibus hearing delayed for Traut
A new date was set Monday for the omnibus court hearing for Troy Traut. It will now take place Thursday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m.
Traut, 33, of Alexandria, is facing charges of first-degree manslaughter and two counts of fifth-degree assault in the beating and death of Steven "Beaver" Hlinsky of Forada, outside the Muddy Boot Bar and Grill in Forada in the early-morning hours of May 5.
Hlinsky was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital with life-threatening injuries, released May 11, and died two days later.
In Douglas County District Court Monday, June 4, Traut's attorney's, Gary Leistico from St. Cloud, asked Judge Ann Carrott for a new date because he said he "received a flash drive with material on it that I didn't have time to look at."
Additionally, he asked the judge to allow Traut to leave the state for three days for his job as the "chief well driller at Traut Wells." Leistico provided a letter from Traut Wells as proof that Traut is needed for a job out of state.
Carrott granted the request, but required Traut to sign a waiver of extradition. This means that if Traut does not return to Minnesota, he can be arrested and sent back to jail.
Traut signed the document in court and will be allowed to leave the state June 11-13.
There were no objections from Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson.