Darren Winans, one of two men accused of the October 2008 murder of Bob and Ellen Sheldon, owners of the Old Cabin Shop in Carthage, admitted that he violated the terms of his probation on a 2006 Barton County conviction.
Winans was not in court during the probation violation hearing, according to online court records, but admitted the violation through his lawyer, public defender Brandi McInroy. Winans' conviction was for stealing a vehicle.
The final disposition of the case is set for 9 a.m. Feb. 16.
The next hearing in the murder case against Winans and his co-defendant, Matthew Laurin, is set for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 7.