Three Saline County residents appeared in court on Monday morning.  Erik Schrand, 19, of Malta Bend, was arrested in September after he went to a home in the 100 block of East Lunbeck demanding to speak with a woman.  When he was asked to leave the property, Schrand reportedly pulled a knife on the homeowner.  He’s facing a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.  A judge set a plea/trial hearing for Feb. 14 at 9:00 a.m.

A Sweet Springs man is also due back in court on the 14th.  Joseph Silas, 25, has been charged in connection to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Walnut Street in mid-July.  According to court documents, Richard Silas, 25, and Meghan Hamline, 22, were injured in the incident at the Sunset Village Apartments.  Silas is facing two counts of first degree assault and armed criminal action, as well as additional charges of shooting from a moving vehicle.  He is being held in the county jail on a $100,000 bond.

A Marshall resident accused of attempting to escape from confinement as well as unlawful use of a weapon appeared in court on Monday morning.  Robert Scharnhorst, 19, has been in jail since July of 2011.  His attorney’s request for dismissal for failing to prosecute was denied.  He’s also scheduled to appear in a Saline County courtroom on Feb. 14 at 9:00 a.m.