Dodge County District CourtApr 10th, 2012 | By mprice | Category: Local News
26 year old Kelley Red Tomahawk of Fremont was sentenced to prison yesterday in Dodge County District Court for 10 to 12 years. Tomahawk was in front of Judge Geoffery Hall after previously being found guilty of Attempted first degree assault a class 3 felony with a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison. It was revealed in court that Tomahawk has an extensive criminal history and has served time in the Nebraska state penetentary. Dodge county Deputy attorney Mark Boyer told the court that Tomahawk has a serious drinking problem and that Kelley said that bad things happen to good people when I get drunk. According to court records on this conviction, Kelley was involved in a domestic dispute with family members when he was drunk and stabbed one woman in the arm with the knife and punched and kicked another female family member. It was revealed by the defense that the victims didn’t want tomahawk to serve a prison sentence. He was given credit for time already served and could be out of prison in half the time under the Nebraska good time law.
27 year old Michael Sanchez of Fremont was in District court yesterday to make a plea agreement after previously pleading innocent to numerous felony charges. Sanchez was in front of Judge Hall yesterday when he pleaded no contest to 2 counts of terroristic threats a class 4 felony, 3rd degree domestic assault, and obstruction of a peace officer both misdemeanors. According to court records on New Years eve Sanchez was involved in an incident in Fremont where he threatened a man and a woman with a knife. Judge Hall found Sanchez guilty of the charges and he is now facing up to 5 years in prison when he is due back in court to be sentenced on June 4th.
32 year old Elrico Brooks of Fremont pleaded not guilty to numerous felony charges in District Court yesterday. Brooks is scheduled to have a trial to try to prove his innocence of Attempted robbery a class 3 felony which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, terroristic threats, and 3rd degree domestic assault which are both class 4 felonies with a possible 5 year sentence. The state revealed it will also seek an enhancement as a habitual criminal which carries an additional 10 year minimum sentence. It was revealed in court that Brooks has been found guilty of numerous felonies in Michigan. Bond was reduced from 75 thousand to 60 thousand dollars with a 10 percent option and is expected to be back in court on April 23rd.
19 year old Austin Donovan of Fremont was in district court yesterday for sentencing on 2 counts of burglary both class 3 felonies with up to a 20 year sentence. Judge Hall listened to Donovans attorney as it was revealed the he made a 17 hundred 50 dollar restitution payment last week as he asked that Donovan get probation at the Nebraska Wortk Ethic camp in McCook. According to court records, Donovan broke into 2 businesses and caused extensive damage in December and stole tobacco and alcohol products. Judge Hall told Austin that the court is sticking its neck out for him and sentenced him to 24 months of probation and to the work camp. He was given credit for time already served and is eligible for the Nebraska Good Time Law.