Four Men Caught In Related Burglary, Drug Cases; Three Plead Guilty To Misdemeanors, Milani Faces Felony Counts
Three men pleaded guilty to misdemeanors and another was charged with a felony in a group of related crimes committed last week, according to court records.
The four men -- Austin Goodfellow and his father Jamison Goodfellow, Daniel Aksamit and Alexis Milani -- made their initial appearances before Natrona County Circuit Court Judge Brian Christensen on Monday.
According to a police affidavit filed with the court, Milani on Feb. 25 burglarized a house on Chestnut street and took three firearms including an AK-47, an Xbox and multiple games, an IPad, a security recorder and camera, a 32-inch Samsung television and a laptop computer.
Police interviewed Milani's former girlfriend. The two had recently broken up, and Milani was moving his belongings from her father's house where the two were living. She saw some items she knew had been taken from the Chestnut residence.
Police interviewed the man who allowed Milani to use his truck, and that man said Milani was at Austin Goodfellow's residence in Evansville.
Another man told police that he knew Milani robbed somebody. Aksamit had given this man a gun and a computer, and he, too, said Milani was keeping stuff at Goodfellow's place.
Police obtained a search warrant of Goodfellow's place, where he lives with his father. They entered and found Austin and Jameson Goodfellow, Milani, Aksamit and a woman.
They also found an AK-47 rifle, a large quantity of ammunition, syringes, pipes and drug paraphernalia. Milani had two syringes on his person that tested presumptive positive for OxyContin and methamphetamine.
At their initial appearances on Monday, Austin Goodfellow, 20, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. Christensen sentenced him to 30 days in jail.
Jameson Goodfellow, 40, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine. Christensen sentenced him to 14 days in jail.
Aksamit, 36, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine. Christensen said his sentencing would be reviewed by the drug court because of a long list of previous criminal offenses.
Milani, 27, was charged with one felony count of aggravated burglary because of the weapons theft, one felony count of conspiracy to commit burglary, one misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine, and one misdemeanor count of possession of OxyContin.
If convicted, he faces between five to 25 years imprisonment for the aggravated burglary count, and up to 10 years imprisonment for the conspiracy to commit burglary count.
Because of the felony counts, Milani will have a preliminary hearing within several weeks to determine whether his case should be bound over to state district court for trial.
Because of the seriousness of the charges and previous criminal history, Christensen set Milani's bond at $25,000.
Milani objected to the amount of the bond, saying, "there's no way I can get out on that."