Four Sentences Handed Down In Nemaha County District Court
On May 5 in Nemaha County District Court, District Judge Daniel E. Bryan Jr. handed down sentences to four persons.
A re-sentencing hearing was held for Shawn Vaughn on the charge of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class IV Felony. The defendant had been found guilty of the charge on June 27, 2007 and placed on probation at that time. His probation was revoked on March 10 of this year and an undated pre-sentence investigation ordered and presented.
Judge Bryan sentenced Vaughn to serve no less than 20 months and no more than five years in the Nebraska Department of Corrections, with credit for 122 days already served. The court explained that based upon truth in sentencing and barring loss of good time that the defendant would be eligible for parole after serving 10 months and subject to discharge after serving two and one-half years. The court also ordered Vaughn to pay court costs of $155.88.
Another re-sentencing hearing involved Matthew J. Uitts, who appeared May 5 on the charges of Attempted Arson in the Second Degree, a Class IV Felony; Criminal Mischief, a Class IV Felony; and Criminal Mischief, a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Uitts had been found guilty of the charges on Dec. 19, 2007 and placed on probation. His probation was revoked on Dec. 19, 2007. Uitts was re-sentenced to probation and had his second probation revoked on March 31, 2010. An updated pre-sentence investigation was ordered and presented to the court.
Uitts was sentenced on both the first and second counts to serve no less than 20 months and no more than five years in the Nebraska Department of Corrections, with credit for 634 days served. These two sentences are to run concurrently. He was also ordered to serve one year in Nemaha County Jail on the third count to be served in the Nebraska Department of Corrections. The sentence is to run concurrently with other two counts. He was ordered to pay $311.77 in court costs.
Travis W. Condren appeared for sentencing on the charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), a Class IV Felony, and Possession of Marijuana (less than one ounce). Another charge against Condren was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Judge Bryan sentenced Condren to pay a $5,000 fine on Count 1 and a $300 fine on the second charge. The court also ordered the defendant to pay $116 in court costs and ordered Condren to sign a time pay agreement. The bond was released to be applied towards the fines and costs.
Jimmy D. Davis appeared for sentencing for two misdemeanor counts of Attempted Criminal Nonsupport, having been found guilty of these charges on March 31, 2010.
District Judge Bryan sentenced Davis to one year on each charge and with the sentences to run concurrently. The court also ordered the defendant to pay $117.50 in court costs.