Seth W. Jackson, 24, of North Platte was sentenced to two days in jail and released Thursday for shoplifting and third degree assault.
Jackson was arrested Tuesday along with Sophia Boe. Police were called to the Ninth and Jeffers Kwik Stop at 7:30 a.m. Witnesses said Boe and a man later identified as Jackson stole groceries from the store.
Jackson took some beef jerky and candy worth a little more than $6, investigators said.
The assault charge came later, at 600 block of East 12th where police found Jackson, Boe and another woman fighting.
Police were told that Jackson put his elbow against Boe’s jaw and neck in the scuffle, but in court, Jackson said he was just trying to break up a fight between the women. He told Judge Turnbull that the other woman bit him and scratched his neck.
Jackson asked Turnbull for an “own recognizance” bond. Defense attorney Martin Troshynski advised him that likely wouldn’t happen because of a prior “failure to appear” on his record.
After consideration, Lincoln County Judge Kent Turnbull sentenced Jackson to two days in jail with two days credit and told him to make restitution to Kwik Stop for the stolen items.
Jackson’s prior arrests include shoplifting, failure to appear and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also in county court:
Virgil Apodaca G. Jr., 20, of Hastings appeared to plea on charges of 1st degree sexual assault.
Defense attorney Patrick Heng asked for a continuance because he is new to the case and wasn’t aware of the serious charges until today. Heng also said he would need time for discovery of evidence. The case was continued until Sept. 13.