Two North Platte men -- brothers -- were arrested at 8:45 a.m. Monday and charged with aiding and abetting three first-degree sexual assaults allegedly committed by their father.
In court Tuesday, Lincoln County Judge Kent Turnbull set each of the young men's bonds at $1 million.
“I’ve looked at some of the facts in this case and it is not good by any stretch,” Turnbull said by way of explaination of the high bond.
The charges against Jeromy, 23, and Anthony, 24, are directly related to first-degree sexual charges filed two weeks earlier against their father, Virgil Apodaca Sr.,
Virgil’s Apodaca’s bond was also set at $1 million.
A police spokesman said Jeromy and Anthony were arrested at 2300 E. Philip #33A, but declined to discuss any other details of the arrest. He said the investigation is ongoing.
Anthony Apodaca was one of four people charged in July 2009 in the controlled delivery of a package containing 16 pounds of marijuana. Anthony was also convicted of possession of cocaine.
He was sentenced to six months in jail followed by three years probation, but he violated probation in 2011. He was jailed again for 30 days and his probation was extended six more months.
Virgil Apodaca also has a long list of prior offenses. In 2007, he was sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for counterfeiting.
Police said he had a counterfeit $50 bill in his pocket after officers confronted him at the Alamo Bar in February 2006.
Investigators also found $1,575 worth of counterfeit bills in the car Apodaca was riding in. Federal officials said Apodaca was helping others in the car to purchase methamphetamine.
Most recently, in January 2012 Apodaca was charged with attempting to coerce his girlfriend into lying about a domestic assault.
Jeromy Apodaca, 23, was charged April 28 with criminal mischief, failure to appear and procuring/selling alcohol to minors, according to Lincoln County Court records.