The Niobrara woman that sent authorities on a month-long search was in court Monday.
Amy Heiser was in court in Boyd County for the first time since being found last Thursday. She faces charges in three different counties stemming from actions leading up to her disappearance. In Boyd County, Heiser was charged with probation violations. In Holt County, she is dealing with gun and drug charges and she faces unknown charges in Knox County according to Boyd County Sheriff Chuck Wrede.
Heiser disappeared and authorities searched for her for more than a month. She was set to appear in Holt County District Court on September 29 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
A press release issued shortly after disappearance stated that the sheriff’s office located her black 2000 GMC Yukon Denali at the public landing of Sunshine Bottom on the Missouri River on September 26 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Heiser was not found near the vehicle, but the sheriff’s office says that items obtained in the vehicle lead authorities to believe she may have gone into the river.
She was found alive on November 10 when the Boyd County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on whereabouts. Acting on the tip, Sheriff Wrede contacted Knox County Sheriff’s Office, who in turn contacted the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office for assistance. At approximately 3:15 p.m., a search of a residence in rural Cedar County, outside of Hartington, revealed the location of Heiser. She was taken into custody, without incident and transported by Knox County to the Antelope County Jail, where she is currently being held. The investigation is ongoing as to the movements of Heiser and other parties involved in the case.
Heiser will next appear in court on November 28.