A continuance has been granted for the sentencing of a man who pleaded no contest to committing burglary in rural Leavenworth County.

A continuance has been granted for the sentencing of a man who pleaded no contest to committing burglary in rural Leavenworth County.

Byron Brooks had been scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court for a residential burglary. But Brooks, who had been released on bond, did not appear in court.

“He’s contacted my office a couple of times,” said Brooks’ attorney, Clinton Lee.

Lee said that he would try to contact Brooks and have him come to court if a continuance was granted.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby continued the sentencing until April 26.

Brooks pleaded no contest to the burglary charge last month. The crime occurred Feb. 3 at a residence on 246th Street.

Brooks is one of two men who reportedly burglarized the residence.

Brooks was the subject of local news in 2015 when he was the victim of a shooting in Leavenworth.

Monica A. Pyles was sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for shooting Brooks.